Research and analysis

A review of research on marine plastics in SEA: Who does what?

A review of marine plastics research in Southeast Asia with a focus on the ten ASEAN member states.



This report aims to provide a regional overview on the current knowledge in marine plastics research, the frameworks and policies guiding marine plastics research, and possibly recommend where research will be most useful. The scope of this work is marine pollution from marine plastic in Southeast Asia with a focus on the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.

The report is both a review of research and a research guide on marine plastics in Southeast Asia for anyone who has an interest in the topic and needs to understand who does what at regional and international levels as well as in academia.

This report was produced by the National University of Singapore in partnership with the UK Science and Innovation Network at the British High Commission in Singapore.

Read more about the work of the UK Science and Innovation Network in Singapore and its role in building international partnerships and collaborations on science and innovation.

Published 28 June 2019