When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
Australia Threat Abatement Plan for the Impacts of Marine Debris on Vertebrate Marine LifeView the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This policy aims to reduce marine debris by preventing debris, removing debris from the marine environment and monitoring. The plan was particularly focused on shipping and fishing. Individual states were responsible for enacting the plan. The plan identified a need for infrastructure for waste at marinas and ports but no progress was made. In 2015 the Australian Government declared the plan a failure. This was due to the voluntary nature of the plan, enacted by individual states and the lack of finance.
(Reviewed in Jan 2022)
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