Session 3: Valuation, Microplastics, and the Sea

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This session was chaired by Dr Silvia Ferrini, from the University of East Anglia, who was joined by Peter King (University of Bath), Gaetano Grilli (University of East Anglia) and Emmanouil Tyllianakis (University of Leeds).

Panellists presented their research assessing respondent’s willingness to pay (WTP) for a range of measures designed to reduce and prevent marine plastic pollution. Between them, they covered WTP for changes in cosmetic products (price, performance, and microplastic release) and policy instruments including marine litter clean-up actions, bans on single-use plastic, and deposit return schemes.

The studies covered respondents across the UK, Ireland, and Indonesia, and provided insight into the political and economic viability of different marine plastic pollution reduction strategies within these areas.

Time: 14:45-15:45, Friday 19th March

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