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ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course is designed to share the latest knowledge and approaches to measuring and managing marine plastic pollution from land-based sources to achieve local, national and regional goals related to sustainable development.
The course is freely available and self-moderated to allow the utmost flexibility for participants.We use a mixed-media learning approach combining text, videos and online activities to help build expertise. Each of the seven modules was co-developed with different global institutions and will take 1-2 hours to complete.
CITIES AND MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION - BUILDING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Understand the transformational role of cities in the combatting marine plastic pollution: How they produce, consume and manage plastics and the urgent need for action.
THE PLASTIC VALUE CHAIN FROM SOURCE TO SEA
Explore the sources, sinks, stocks and management of the plastic value chain and identify practical waste sector interventions to reduce leakage.
HOW TO MEASURE PLASTIC WASTE
Be able to establish a city plastic baseline and understand the tools, resources and data required to conceptualise plastic pollution within a local or regional administrative authority.
DETECTING WASTE FROM LAND AND SPACE
Discover a new range of innovative plastic monitoring tools to gain greater evidence and understanding of urban plastic pollution.
HOW DO WE ENGAGE WITH THE INFORMAL WASTE ECONOMY
Understand the role and value of the informal economy and identify strategies to leverage the entire waste sector to achieve benefits to the economy, environment and livelihoods.
ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS TO ADDRESS PLASTIC WASTE
Identify key stakeholders in the plastic value chain, understand their incentives and behaviours and be able to conceptualise multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral collaboration strategies.
LOCAL PLANNING TO ADDRESS MARINE PLASTIC WASTE
Understand how action planning processes can help reduce plastic waste pollution for a city and outline effective policy intervention measures.