Sustaining anti-littering behavior within coastal and marine environments: through the macro-micro level lenses

Beeharry, Yashna Devi, Bekaroo, Girish ORCID logoORCID:, Bokhoree, Chandradeo, Robert Phillips, Michael and Jory, Neelakshi (2017) Sustaining anti-littering behavior within coastal and marine environments: through the macro-micro level lenses. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 119 (2) . pp. 87-99. ISSN 0025-326X [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.04.029)

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Being regarded as a problem of global dimensions, marine litter has been a growing concern that affects human beings, wildlife and the economic health of coastal communities to varying degrees. Due to its involvement with human behavior, marine littering has been regarded as a cultural matter encompassing macro and micro level aspects. At the micro or individual level, behavior and behavioral motivation of an individual are driven by perception of that person while at the macro or societal level, aspects including policies and legislations influence behavior. This paper investigates marine littering through the macro-micro level lenses in order to analyze and recommend how anti-littering behavior can be improved and sustained. Using Coleman's model of micro-macro relations, research questions are formulated and investigated through a social survey. Results showed important differences in perceptions among participating groups and to address key issues, potential actions are proposed along with a framework to sustain anti-littering behavior.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Marine litter and littering, Macro-micro level study, Perception, Coastal user groups, Anti-littering behavior, Sustainability
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Item ID: 29730
Notes on copyright: © 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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Depositing User: Girish Bekaroo
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2020 07:46
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 20:48

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