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Major sources and pathways of human generated plastic waste in the marine environment B

Marine litter comes mainly from land-based sources, including agriculture, wastewater treatment plants, construction, transportation, unnecessary, avoidable and problematic plastic products and polymers, and a wide variety of personal and health care products; approximately 60 per cent of macroplastic leakage is from uncontrolled waste streams (UNEP 2018c; IRP 2019; van Truong et al. 2019; Geyer 2020; The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ 2020).

Year: 2021

From collection: From Pollution to Solution: A Global Assessment of Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution

Cartographer: GRID-Arendal

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