Marine litter is a global problem that affects every ocean of the world. Litter is an environmental, human health and socio-economic problem that is a symptom of a highly disposable society.
With worldwide growth in the amount of solid litter thrown away every day and slow rates of degradation, the amount of litter present in the marine environment is increasing.
Education and research
For several years now, researchers from the faculty of Science have been involved in projects such as the Clean Maas Limburg project, and have been collaborating with research partners in Indonesia into the causes and effects of plastic pollution and possible solutions.