Is it up to business, governments, or individuals to tackle the marine plastic problem? A hybrid mixed logit approach

Meginnis, K. , Domanski, A. and Toledo-Gallegos, V. M. (2022) Is it up to business, governments, or individuals to tackle the marine plastic problem? A hybrid mixed logit approach. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 174, 113169. (doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.113169) (PMID:34864467)

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Marine plastic pollution is one of the most talked about environmental issues of our time. While marine plastic pollution generally originates from mismanaged waste from land, waste from ships and fishing gear produce a unique threat to the global seas. Using a choice experiment, we explore preference for a marine debris removal and prevention programme focusing on derelict fishing gear. Additionally, we explore preferences for increasing removal efforts of debris in the North Western Hawaiian Islands. We find overwhelming support for these interventions; however, we find evidence that change, and therefore subsequent action, is strongest for individuals who believe that governments hold the majority of the responsibility for reducing and cleaning plastic pollution in marine environments.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:We would like to thank SULSA for their funding that allowed the development of this collaboration leading to this research output.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Meginnis, Dr Keila
Creator Roles:
Meginnis, K.Conceptualization, Methodology, Software, Formal analysis, Investigation, Data curation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review and editing, Funding acquisition
Authors: Meginnis, K., Domanski, A., and Toledo-Gallegos, V. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
Journal Name:Marine Pollution Bulletin
ISSN (Online):1879-3363
Published Online:02 December 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Marine Pollution Bulletin 174: 113169
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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