Tackling Plastic Marine Litter in the North Sea: vacancy
As part of the global trend towards a more sustainable pattern of consumption and production, efforts are increasing to find solutions for the problem of the of plastic waste in the oceans. This waste, known as Plastic Soup, or Plastic Marine Litter,(PML), consists mainly of packaging with short-lived applications and plastic from land-based consumption and marine activities such as fisheries and shipping. PML causes economic damage and has a negative impact on the marine environment, with potential harmful consequences in the food chain and for humans. Local authorities and the tourism sector spend millions of euro every year cleaning up and preventing litter on beaches.