This report describes and assesses both generic and specific measures to reduce microplastic emissions from primary sources. In total the report covers about 50 measures.
An overall national strategy to combat microplastic pollution can consist of different instruments and both generic and specific measures. The report concludes and proposes six specific and four generic measures as the most cost efficient and feasible measures for a national plan to combat microplastic pollution. However, for several reasons further discussions are needed on the composition of specific and generic measures as basis for a good national strategy. The report is based on the Mepex report on microplastic pollution sources from 2014, updated literature and a close dialogue (partly by workshops) with experts and industry leaders. The assessment is summarized using a rough multicriteria scorecard - a methodology also used by OSPAR.