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Fuzzy approaches for the complex problem of microplastic fibre pollution

Fuzzy approaches for the complex problem of microplastic fibre pollution

Category
Journal publication
Abstract
The MICROFIBRE project integrates natural sciences and social sciences to assess and reduce emissions of microplastic fibres to the environment. We have engaged relevant stakeholders in a combined participatory modelling approach using Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping and Scenario Development to identify key uncertainties and address important research gaps in relation to microplastic fibre pollution. Outcomes suggested that synthetic microfibres must be evaluated relative to natural alternatives, that regulation and policy are key leverage points and that integrated research on social, economic, environmental and technical aspects needs to be undertaken to attain a deeper understanding of the issue.
Client
  • Norges forskningsråd / 268404
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Ocean / Miljø og nye ressurser
  • SINTEF Industry / Materials and Nanotechnology
Year
2020
Published in
IEEE Earthzine