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Author: Judith Schäli
The open access publication of this book has been published with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The massive accumulation of plastics in marine environments is one of the most pressing environmental concerns of our time. This book examines the relevant international legal framework applying to land-based sources of plastic pollution. Against the backdrop of the dynamics of recent policy formulation in this field, it outlines the main developments and provides a snapshot inventory of state obligations related to plastic pollution mitigation. The Mitigation of Marine Plastic Pollution in International Law identifies the main barriers and opportunities, and points out the possible building blocks of an enhanced regime.

This high-usage level and poor ‘end of life’ management of plastic products has led to plastics becoming a major source of global marine pollution. Once plastic particles enter the marine environment, wind and ocean currents disperse them across the oceans. 3 Marine plastics pollution ( MPP ) is an

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In: Chinese Journal of Environmental Law
Author: Judith Schäli

Marine plastic debris is a form of marine pollution that has been receiving increasing attention from international institutions in recent years. 423 So far, no global instrument is specifically tailored to the issue at stake. At an international level, marine plastic pollution is regulated in a

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In: The Mitigation of Marine Plastic Pollution in International Law

Introduction Marine plastic pollution ( MPP ) is a major problem that has escalated the global environmental crisis and has influenced debate among academics and policy-makers around the world about the most appropriate response to overcome it. Around 275 million tons of marine plastic waste

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In: The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law
Author: Tony R. Walker

PART 6 Book Reviews ∵ © koninklijke brill nv, leiden, ���� | doi:10.1163/97890044�6�14_0�3 Ocean Yearbook 34: 547–624 Michiel Roscam Abbing, Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution (Washington: Island Press, 2018), 124 pp. Within just two generations, plastics have dominated and transformed

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In: Ocean Yearbook Online