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dc.contributor.authorFarrelly, Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorBorrelle, SBen_US
dc.contributor.authorFuller, Sen_US
dc.date.available2021-01-25en_US
dc.date.issued2021-01-25en_US
dc.identifierhttp://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainabilityen_US
dc.identifierhttps://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/expertise/profile.cfm?stref=914150en_US
dc.identifier1252en_US
dc.identifier.citationSustainability, 2021, 13 pp. 1 - 42 (42)en_US
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050en_US
dc.description.abstractThe rate of plastic pollution entering the environment is accelerating with plastic production predicted to increase by 40% over the next decade. Plastic pollution transcends territorial boundaries on ocean and air currents. Large Ocean Small Island Developing States (LOSIDS) are on the frontline of the plastics crisis and associated climate change impacts. This desktop gap analysis identified potential strengths and weaknesses in national policy frameworks in52key documents relevant to plastic pollution in ten Pacific LOSIDS. The study found considerable gaps in the vertical and horizontal integration of plastic pollution-related policy, and a lack of access to current science-based evidence on plastic pollution including evidence related to human health impacts and microplastics. The study concludes that, even if Pacific LOSIDS were to include best practice management of plastic pollution across all policy frameworks, they could not prevent plastic pollution, and that a plastic pollution convention is needed.en_US
dc.format.extent1 - 42 (42)en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/su13031252en_US
dc.rightsThe Author(s) CC BYen_US
dc.subjectlegislationen_US
dc.subjectgap analysisen_US
dc.subjectmarine litteren_US
dc.subjectmicroplasticsen_US
dc.subjectconventionen_US
dc.subjectwaste managementen_US
dc.subjectlarge ocean islandsen_US
dc.subjectsmall island developing statesen_US
dc.titleThe Strengths and Weaknesses of Pacific Islands Plastic Pollution Policy Frameworksen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume13en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su13031252en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id438378
dc.relation.isPartOfSustainabilityen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences/School of People, Enviroment and Planning
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc12 Built Environment and Designen_US


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