Eliminate the Patch: What the U.S. can do to solve the marine debris issue
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Marine debris is a growing problem with increasing presence in the media and public mind. Effective solutions will require guiding federal policy combined with local level planning. This project is a synopsis of research and mitigation techniques for use by managers, municipalities, and citizens in their efforts to eliminate marine debris. Many strategies are required to address the issue of marine debris, including regulations, market-based incentives, and public action. Prevention measures before clean ups are an economically and environmentally preferred solution. Public education and raising awareness are essential and effective tools to mitigate marine debris. For most locales, watershed-scale identification and targeting of concentrated sources of litter is necessary for effective policy.
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