Addressing Marine Plastics: A Systemic Approach – Stocktaking Report

25 February 2018

This report takes stock of the extent of knowledge on plastics in the marine environment. It provides a high-level summary of the available literature on the key sources and locations of these plastics, along with an analysis of the problematic products and polymers making up marine plastics and micro-plastics. It also looks at what is currently being done to address marine plastics and summarises existing policy responses in order to lay the groundwork for future action.