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Marine plastic pollution is increasing. As a temporary alternative to policies and regulation of plastic manufacturing and waste disposal, energy-from-waste recovery can be implemented in order to remediate the environmental harm caused by marine plastic. The following report supplies an overview of the birth and development of plastics, conveys the political, environmental, economic, and social implications of its source and impact in the ocean. Lastly, the report assesses awareness of plastic-use habits and public stance across a student body to ultimately support a sustainable cleanup solution using a shipboard plastic conversion technology. Overcoming public neglect of marine plastic pollution will be a major driver for the technology's progress.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
  • E-project-091521-131241
  • 32756
  • 2021
UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • 2021-09-15
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