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M.H. Depledge, F. Galgani, C. Panti, I. Caliani, S. Casini, M.C. Fossi, Plastic litter in the sea, Marine Environmental Research, Volume 92, December 2013, Pages 279-281, ISSN 0141-1136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2013.10.002. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141113613001736) Abstract: On June 2013 a workshop at the University of Siena (Italy) was organized to review current knowledge and to clarify what is known, and what remains to be investigated, concerning plastic litter in the sea. The content of the workshop was designed to contribute further to the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) following an inaugural workshop in 2012. Here we report a number of statements relevant to policymakers and scientists that was overwhelming agreement from the participants. Many might view this as already providing sufficient grounds for policy action. At the very least, this early warning of the problems that lie ahead should be taken seriously, and serve as a stimulus for further research.