2014 年 49 巻 2 号 p. 185-187
The amount of marine litter from surrounding countries washed ashore in Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture has continuously increased. Therefore, a marine litter disposal system needs to be implemented locally. The Research Committee on Marine Litter Disposal aims to contribute to local industrial entrepreneurship and development by converting by-products obtained from the processing of marine litter into thermal resources.
As a first step, this paper describes a simple yet locally feasible method of reducing the volume of foam polystyrene which constitutes the bulk of marine litter.