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Legal Limits on Single-Use Plastics and Microplastics: A Global Review of National Laws and Regulations

This report provides a global overview on the progress of countries in passing laws and regulations that limit the manufacture, import, s

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Biodegradable Plastics & Marine Litter

The development and use of synthetic polymers, and plastics has conferred widespread benefits on society.

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Mapping of global plastics value chain and plastics losses to the environment: With a particular focus on marine environment

Plastics have become one of the most ubiquitous materials used globally, and global production has on average increased by about 9% per y

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Guidelines for the monitoring and assessment of plastic litter in the ocean

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Exploring the potential for adopting alternative materials to reduce marine plastic litter

Plastics1 are regarded by many as an essential part of our lives, in the 21st Century.

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Marine Litter Legislation: A Toolkit for Policymakers

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Sea change – Global ghost gear initiative

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Plastic in Cosmetics

Plastics have been applied as ingredients in PCCPs for several decades with early patents dating from the 1960’s – today they remain a ho

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Plastics and shallow water coral reefs: synthesis of the science for policy-makers

Hundreds of millions of people and industries worth billions of dollars depend on healthy shallow water reef ecosystems (UN Environment,

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Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics

Plastic litter in the ocean can be considered a ‘common concern of humankind’.

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Addressing marine plastics: A systemic approach

From cigarette butts and plastic packaging to microfibers arising from artificial textiles, the issue of
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2016 Hawai'i Marine Debris Action Plan

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