Remove and clean-up shoreline waste disposal sites
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
In parts of the world, such as Antarctica, waste has been dumped in landfill sites (and onto sea ice in Antarctica) for lack of better solutions (Stark et al. 2006). Waste disposal sites can be highly contaminated and when occurring near the coastal zone or inland waterways can pollute marine and freshwater mammal habitats. Removing and cleaning up shoreline waste disposal sites would remove this source of pollution. Appropriate alternative waste disposable sites may also need to be provided to ensure that waste dumping does not reoccur.
Stark J.S., Snape I. & Riddle M.J. (2006) Abandoned Antarctic waste disposal sites: monitoring remediation outcomes and limitations at Casey Station. Ecological Management & Restoration, 7, 21–31.