Overview of available methods to monitor marine plastic litter Incl. method for riverine litter monitoring developed within BLASTIC.
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This document is prepared within the BLASTIC project (Plastic waste pathways into the Baltic Sea). The project was supported by EU Interreg Central Baltic (2016-2018). The overall aim is, by mapping and monitoring marine plastic litter, to facilitate the reduction of the inflows of plastic litter and of hazardous substances into the Baltic Sea. The results of the project included a compiled list of sources and pathways of marine plastic littering, and recommendations/action plants to reduce plastic marine litter in the Baltic Sea.1 A methodology suited for riverine litter monitoring of litter was also developed, and described in this document. The present document is one of the outputs of Work Package 3: Monitoring of plastic litter. The document compiles existing methods for monitoring plastic litter in rivers and the coastal waters/areas of the Baltic Sea in general, and the method for monitoring plastic litter developed within Blastic in particular. The focus in the document is on .....
PublisherIVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
Spatial CoverageBaltic Sea
CitationMiliute-Plepiene, J.; Fråne,A,; Haikonen, K. and Youhanan, L. (2018) Overview of available methods to monitor marine plastic litter: Incl. method for riverine litter monitoring developed within BLASTIC. Stockholm, Sweden, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, 47pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-763