Marine plastic pollution: study of economic, behavioural and social factors within the plastic value chain

12 Feb 2020 10:10 AM

Study of the drivers and barriers faced by businesses, individuals and others across the plastic ecosystem, to better understand this landscape and the potential for intervention to address marine plastic pollution.


Marine Scotland commissioned research on the plastic value chain in Scotland to understand the trade-offs and key decision points of businesses. The aim of this was to identify opportunities for effective Scottish Government actions to tackle the marine plastic problem. Whilst consumer behaviour receives regular attention in the littering and plastic pollution policy discussions, little is known on the options, drivers and barriers faced by businesses that indirectly or directly lead to marine plastic pollution. The specific objectives of the research were to:

Resource Futures were commissioned to carry out this research project. The research would not have been possible without the stakeholder engagement across industry and third sector organisations.

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