Print Email Facebook Twitter Deconstructing the Plastic Soup. Methods to Identify and Quantify Marine Plastic Pollution Sources Title Deconstructing the Plastic Soup. Methods to Identify and Quantify Marine Plastic Pollution Sources Author Schwarz, A.E. van Emmerik, T. Contributor Andrady, A.L. (editor) Publication year 2022 Abstract Pollution of plastics to the environment is uninhibitedly increasing, from densely populated city centers to remote oceans (Lebreton et al. 2018; van Emmerik et al. 2019b). Causes for this increase are a combination of a growing world population, rising plastic consumptions, and poor waste management (Lebreton and Andrady 2019; Borrelle et al. 2020; Lau et al. 2020). It becomes increas ingly apparent that plastic pollution in the environment has damaging consequences to species, ecosystems, and human health (Gall and Thompson 2015; van Emmerik and Schwarz 2020). Since the ubiquity of environmental plastic pollution and its negative effects have become more evident, the common goal of NGOs, government, science, and industries is to solve the environmental plastic pollution problem. Examples of initiatives include the European Union implementing the single-use plastics ban (SUPD; Elliot et al. 2020), Indonesia pledging to reduce marine plastic debris with 70% by 2025 (Nurhati and Cordova 2020), and the industry-led alliance to end plastic waste (Peake 2020). Subject EnvironmentEnvironment & SustainabilityUrbanisation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:314a905a-9de7-49a8-9ac7-269cba9948f9 TNO identifier 973441 Publisher John Wiley & Sons Source Plastics and the Ocean: Origin, Characterization, Fate, and Impacts, 1-22 Document type bookPart Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.