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dc.contributor.authorHerat, Sunil
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Annes Elsa
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-04T03:18:02Z
dc.date.available2021-01-04T03:18:02Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0970-0420
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/400595
dc.description.abstractRapidly growing plastic usage and its subsequent release into the natural environment significantly increase the amounts of plastics entering oceans and require urgent action on a global scale. As the world's fastest-growing economies, Asia-Pacific countries have a very high material footprint as well as a plastic footprint. Massive urbanization, rapid industrialization, and changing production and consumption practices made many countries in the region as the world's most significant contributors of plastic litter. According to studies, around 60% of the total mismanaged plastic waste is coming from the region. In this paper, a few common challenges faced by these countries inadequately managing their plastic waste are identified. This includes inefficient waste management systems, high rates of informal waste picking and treatment, and insufficient waste legislations. It is also found that the primary cause of marine plastic pollution is unsustainable human activities, and the significant pathways of land-based plastic litter to the oceans are rivers.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMKK Publication
dc.publisher.placeIndia
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.environmentandecology.com/volume-382020/
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom339
dc.relation.ispartofpageto348
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnvironment and Ecology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume38
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0907
dc.subject.keywordsMarine Litter
dc.subject.keywordsMarine Plastics
dc.subject.keywordsPlastic waste management
dc.subject.keywordsPlastic leakage
dc.subject.keywordsAsia Pacific Region
dc.titlePlastic Waste Management in Asia Pacific Region: Issues and Challenges
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHerat, S; Francis, AE, Plastic Waste Management in Asia Pacific Region: Issues and Challenges, Environment and Ecology, 2021, 38 (3), pp. 339-348
dc.date.updated2021-01-04T02:41:20Z
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gro.griffith.authorHerat, Sunil S.
gro.griffith.authorFrancis, Annes Elsa


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