A Comprehensive Waste Management Model for Marine Debris
The framing of the issues of how to manage solid waste in the marine environment has come a long way since 1989; clearly, the paradigm within which society perceives these issues has begun to shift. Perhaps there is no better example to demonstrate this important shift than to show its utility for reducing the waste deposited in the oceans by recreational users, a large and diverse group. This paper presents a framework for looking at, and influencing, this new perspective and provides some concrete examples related to recreational users. Before I begin, however, I want to place my comments within the question of whether we have made progress in the last 5 years by relating a brief anecdote from the Second International Conference on Marine Debris (Honolulu, 1989).
KeywordsSolid Waste Waste Management Private Regulation Educational Message Recreational User
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