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Eliminate the Patch: What the U.S. can do to solve the marine debris issue

dc.contributor.advisor Orbach, Mike
dc.contributor.author Gubler, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-05T14:47:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-05T14:47:39Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-05
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/3742
dc.description.abstract 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.
dc.subject Marine Debris
dc.subject Garbage Patch
dc.subject Trash
dc.title Eliminate the Patch: What the U.S. can do to solve the marine debris issue
dc.type Master's project
dc.department Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences


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