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Plastic pollution solutions: emerging technologies to prevent and collect marine plastic pollution

By September 24, 2020No Comments

According to this recent review, 59% of ocean plastic pollution technologies focus specifically on collecting plastic that has already entered the waterway or the ocean – with only a small minority focusing on prevention. All of the available technologies were reviewed by the Duke Nicolas Institute and are part of the Plastic Pollution and Collection Technology Inventory. Whilst technology alone will not solve the ocean plastic crisis, such tools are valuable in aiding decision makers identify which types of tools are currently available and what their strengths and weaknesses are. Yet, it is clear that more work is needed around prevention.

Plastic pollution solutions: emerging technologies to prevent and collect marine plastic pollution