Plastics in our ocean as transdisciplinary challenge

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  • Maraja Riechers
  • Lucia Fanini
  • Annalisa Apicella
  • Carolina Batista Galván
  • Elise Blondel
  • Begoña Espiña
  • Simone Kefer
  • Tristan Keroullé
  • Katja Klun
  • Tania R. Pereira
  • Francesca Ronchi
  • Pedro Ruiz Rodríguez
  • Haritz Sardon
  • Alexandra Viana Silva
  • Maris Stulgis
  • Nagore Ibarra-González

This conference report summarizes the current challenges of researching microplastics pollution in the ocean as debated by international experts and stakeholders at a workshop held in San Sebastián, Spain, 1–2 October 2019. The transdisciplinary, co-learning approach of this report stressed the need to incorporate multiple perspective in solving the problem of microplastics and resulted in three proposed actions: (i) filtering microplastics from waste waters; (ii) mandatory ecolabels on plastic products packages; and (iii) circular economy of packaging plastics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112051
JournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - 01.03.2021

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    Research areas

  • Co-learning, Co-production, Conference report, Marine social science, Microplastics, Pollution, Sustainability
  • Transdisciplinary studies