Best practices for marine litter reduction in the EU.
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CleanSea partners catalogued and evaluated the potential of voluntary institutional arrangements, understood here as good and best practices, in reducing marine litter in the four European regional seas. Good practices were defined in this study as those arrangements that have proven to be effective in delivering a contribution to marine litter reduction. Best practices were defined in this study as those good practices that demonstrate social, technological and/or institutional innovation in a specific category of the waste hierarchy. Understanding good and best practices and their conditions for success can help Europeans achieve litter-free seas. A novel approach Three aspects were new about this study. First, it targeted good practices along all stages of the marine waste hierarchy of: (1) prevention, 2) redesign and/or reuse, 3) recycling, 4) collection, 5) clean-up, and 6) awareness), paying particular attention to upstream initiatives where most information is lacking.....
PublisherVU University, Institute for Environmental Studies
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.A
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
Spatial CoverageEuropean Seas
CitationCleanSea Project (2015) Best practices for marine litter reduction in the EU. Amsterdam,Netherlands, VU University, Institute for Enironmental Studies, 3pp. (D5_15factsheet). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-172