Special Session: Marine plastics

The impacts of plastics in the marine environment are increasingly well known. This session reports on initiatives to address the marine plastics problem.

The impacts of plastics on marine life, marine protected areas, and the coastal zone in general continue to be highlighted, with increasing evidence of ecosystem level impacts. Urgent action is required to reduce the amount of plastics entering the ocean and yet the forecasts are for significant increases in use of plastics in the decades ahead. Mechanisms, underpinned by increased awareness and calls for action, need to be found to reduce plastic use and plastic waste, and improve the collection and recycling of plastics. This session is an opportunity for practitioners and researchers to present on social and other initiatives to solve the marine plastics problem.

Open session – researchers and practitioners are encouraged to submit relevant presentations for inclusion in this session. Participation in the session during the Symposium is open to all. Submissions that cannot be incorporated into the session by the convener will be considered for general sessions in the remainder of the programme.

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