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000296677 0247_ $$2doi$$a10.1111/reel.12258
000296677 037__ $$aARTICLE
000296677 245__ $$aAdvancing the international regulation of plastic pollution beyond the United Nations Environment Assembly resolution on marine litter and microplastics
000296677 269__ $$a2018
000296677 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000296677 520__ $$aPlastic pollution has received growing recognition as an issue of global concern, including the question of how to regulate it at the international level. Despite the existence of many instruments relevant to marine plastic litter, there is no international agreement that focuses primarily on combating plastic pollution. While the annual global rate of plastic production is growing, no international instrument is addressing plastic across its full life cycle, from production to consumption to disposal. This article describes the role of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and the evolution of its resolutions on marine plastic pollution. UNEA's latest resolution on marine litter and microplastics is paving the way for the global community to improve the current international framework and address the 'plastic crisis'. This opens questions on the approach and scope of a new framework. The article suggests that framing the problem as one of 'marine litter' limits the scope of possible solutions to waste management. Reframing the subject from a marine litter problem to a broader plastic pollution issue presents an opportunity to develop a comprehensive approach and, therefore, a more effective global framework that encompasses not only plastic litter, but also the reduction of plastic production and consumption.
000296677 580__ $$aIn: Review of European, comparative & international environmental law. - Vol. 27(2018), Issue 3, p. 234-244
000296677 700__ $$aCarlini, Giulia
000296677 700__ $$aKleine, Konstantin
000296677 8564_ $$uhttps://repository.graduateinstitute.ch/record/296677/files/Carlini_et_al-2018-RECIEL.pdf$$s469838
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