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Revista de Derecho (Universidad Católica Dámaso A. Larrañaga, Facultad de Derecho)

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DA SILVA RIBEIRO GOMES CHEDIEK, Juliana  and  MULITERNO, Thais. Plastic Pollution in the Sea: Insights into International, European, and Spanish Legal Regulation. Rev. Derecho [online]. 2023, n.28, e3079.  Epub Dec 01, 2023. ISSN 1510-3714.

Surrounded by countries with different social, economic, political, and environmental realities, the Mediterranean Sea is a region whose biodiversity is seriously threatened by plastic marine waste. This study, starting from the analysis of key international and European instruments, examines the legislation adopted by Spain in 2018 and 2019 to transpose European waste directives and its effectiveness in combating plastic waste pollution and preserving the Mediterranean Sea, following the transposition of major waste directives issued by the European Union between 2018 and 2019. The conclusion is that, although there exists a well-intentioned framework to protect the marine environment, it appears that the actions taken will be insufficient to achieve the proposed objectives and restore the environmental health of the Mediterranean region.

Keywords : Mediterranean Sea; plastic marine waste; waste directives; Spanish legislation; plastics; microplastics; water pollution.

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