Stephen Rocliffe's research while affiliated with University of Exeter and other places

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The use and management of single use plastics is a major area of concern for the public, regulatory and business worlds. Focusing on the most commonly occurring consumer plastic items present in European freshwater environments, we identified and evaluated consumer-based actions with respect to their direct or indirect potential to reduce macroplas...
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Understanding and managing plastic pollution is an increasingly important environmental priority for policy makers, businesses and scientists. Awareness of the potential damage to the world's oceans has grown but there is less attention given to freshwater ecosystems. Yet, rivers are the dominant source of plastic pollution to the marine environmen...

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... SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) is a powerful framework for identifying and analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a system. Marazzi et al. (2020) have applied the qualitative SWOT analysis to find actions of minimizing plastic. In this study, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) pointed out the weights of selected indices related to challenges in MPs pollution and sustainable peatland management. ...
... Yet, the transport and fate of riverine litter remains understudied in comparison to marine plastic litter. This information gap emphasises the urgency to increase the global knowledge on plastic pollution in freshwater ecosystems (Winton et al., 2020;van Emmerik and Schwarz, 2019;Schirinzi et al., 2020). In the following, the knowledge on sources, transport and emissions of plastic macrolitter is summarised from the existing scientific literature. ...