Plastic waste and marine wildlife

Plastic waste and marine wildlife

Annually between 5 and 13 million tonnes of plastic are lost from land to sea and end up as what is known as ‘the plastic soup’. Marine birds and other wildlife accidentally ingest plastic litter or become entangled. Wageningen Marine Research investigates the impact of plastic debris on the marine environment and its wildlife. Our institute is founder of a permanent monitoring program of plastics in stomachs of Northern Fulmars in the North Sea. Results are used by Dutch and European authorities to evaluate and plan measures to reduce marine litter.

News about plastic waste and marine wildlife

News from previous years

News 2020

News 2019

News 2018

News 2017

News 2016

News 2015

News 2014

News 2013

News 2012

News 2011

News 2010

News 2009

News 2008


Publications

Articles

(in journals, news, magazines, and newspapers)

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

  • De plastic soep - Van Franeker, J.A. 2014. pp 63-67 in: Oceanen, BWM Cahier 33(2) Biowetenschappen en Maatschappij, Den Haag, 88pp.
  • Plastic en eendenmosselen langs de kust - Van Franeker, J.A. 2014. Op de Kop 19(3): 12-13 (Mededelingenblad van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Natuurhistorische Vereniging (KNNV), afdeling Den Helder en omstreken)

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

  • Koninginnedag in Frankrijk - nov 2008 - nieuwsbrief NZG
  • Vervuiling van de zee - Ballonnen in zee - 2008 - Sula
  • De oceaan als vuilnisvat - nov 2008 - Wildlife
  • Vervuiling van de zee - Zeevissen met zacht plastic kunstaas - 2008 - Sula

Reports

2021

2020

2019

2018

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • Fulmar Litter EcoQO monitoring along Dutch and North Sea coasts - Update 2010 and 2011 IMARES Report C076/13
    • Nederlandse samenvatting
    • Engelse samenvatting

2011

2010

  • Fulmar Litter EcoQO Monitoring in the Netherlands 1979-2008 in relation to EU Directive 000/59/EC on Port Reception Facilities mei 2010 - IMARES
  • Marine Strategy Framework Directive - Task Group 10 Report Marine litter - april 2010 - SETAC Conferentie, Spanje

2009

2008

Publications

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2009

Posters and fact sheets

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