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Society Role in the Reduction of Plastic Pollution

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Sandu, Cristina ; Takacs, Emoke ; Suaria, Giuseppe ; Borgogno, Franco ; Laforsch, Christian ; Löder, Martin G. J. ; Tweehuysen, Gijsbert ; Florea, Letitia:
Society Role in the Reduction of Plastic Pollution.
In: Stock, Friederike ; Reifferscheid, Georg ; Brennholt, Nicole ; Kostianaia, Evgeniia (ed.): Handbook of Environmental Chemistry : Plastics in the Aquatic Environment. Part II. Stakeholders Role against Pollution. - Cham : Springer Nature , 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/698_2020_483

Official URL: Volltext

Project information

Project title:
Project's official titleProject's id
SFB 1357 MikroplastikSFB1357

Abstract in another language

Globally, plastic pollution generates a dramatic environmental impact,posing an increasing hazard to wildlife and human health. Complex measures areneeded at the societal level to curb this pollution trend: from changing consumerbehavior, enhanced research for innovative solutions to reduce plastic productionand increase plastic recycling ratio, to the usage of environmentally friendlieralternatives, improved awareness raising, and information dissemination at widerscales. There are multiple possibilities for public and stakeholders to break theplastic pollution chain: education, research, environmental NGOs, plastic industry,local authorities, policy makers, and citizens–all can play an active role in thebattle against pollution. This chapter presents the ways to induce an attitudeshift at the societal level toward reduction of plastic pollution, by emphasizing therisks of plastic pollution, possibilities to change consumer behavior, examplesof best practices to reduce pollution and improve plastic waste management,highlighting how education and science can improve our daily decisions towardgreen solutions, how social media can support with dedicated applications andawareness-raising campaigns, and how each stakeholder can contribute to tacklethis global challenge.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: No
Keywords: Awareness-raising; Consumer behaviour; Plastic recycling; Plastic waste management
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology I
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology I > Chair Animal Ecology I - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Ecology and the Environmental Sciences
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Research Institutions > Collaborative Research Centers, Research Unit > SFB 1357 - MIKROPLASTIK
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 500 Natural sciences
500 Science > 530 Physics
500 Science > 540 Chemistry
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
500 Science > 570 Life sciences, biology
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 06:59
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 06:59
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/55773