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Virtual Working Sessions on Marine Debris

Session 2: Database for Sources, Uses, Pathways, Environmental Loads, and Impacts of Plastic

August 31, 2021, 14:30-15:50 UTC

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5466130832.

The database for the global use and life cycles of plastic appears to be rather limited and in major parts, the available data comes with large uncertainties and limited reproducability. After intorducing a stock and flow model for the plastic use and life cycles, the data availability and quality will be discussed for different subsystems of this model. The final part of the session will identify the major issues and gaps, and indicate the contribution the community could make.

Tentative Program:

1430 - 1550:Session 2: Database for Sources, Uses, Pathways, Environmental Loads, and Impacts of Plastic
1430 - 1440:Hans-Peter Plag: The Plastics Use and Life Cycles: A Systems Approach (Presentation, Abstract)
1440 - 1500:Nikoleta Bellou: Pathways into the ocean and plastics in the ocean and options for prevention
1500 - 1520:Kelly Jones: Plastics in the urban coast(Presentation, Abstract)
1520 - 1540:All: Discussion of the major gaps
1540 - 1550:All: Summary of Action Items.

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