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Microplastics pollution and regulation

Microplastics pollution and regulation

Kategori
Faglig kapittel
Sammendrag
Microplastics pollution of terrestrial and marine environmental compartments is an issue of concern worldwide, but information on the key sources, pathways, distribution and impacts is still scarce in many cases, fragmentary at best and typically difficult to compare owing to a lack of harmonisation in methodologies. In this chapter, we present the latest evidence of microplastics as a global threat, together with current knowledge gaps, the challenges associated with establishing a global monitoring system and what legislative framework might be needed for their control. The chapter will also describe the complexity of this environmental problem, highlighting the key reasons for why regulation at the local, regional and global levels is currently limited and discussing possible ways forward. 
Oppdragsgiver
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 268404
  • EC/H2020 / 774499
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 656879
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 301157
Språk
Engelsk
Forfatter(e)
Institusjon(er)
  • Ukjent
  • SINTEF Ocean / Miljø og nye ressurser
  • SINTEF Ocean / Sjømatteknologi
År
2020
Forlag
Springer
Bok
Handbook of Microplastics in the Environment
ISBN
978-3-030-10618-8