Fishing for Litter: A cost-benefit analysis of how to abate ocean plastics.

  • Peter King

Student thesis: Masters ThesisMRes


Marine plastics inflict annual damages of nearly $2bn on the marine economy.These damages may now be mitigated by a novel scheme that proposes torecover marine plastics. While a range of uses exist for recovered marineplastics; this research finds that none are profitable. While not financiallyviable, the scheme is found to be economically viable given the significantdamages from marine plastics on the marine economy. Implications from thisresearch for the future of pollution abatement are remarked upon.
Date of Award7 Sept 2018
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Bath
SupervisorAlistair Hunt (Supervisor)

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