marine litter

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00:57 Sep 28, 2020
English to Serbian translations [PRO]
Science - Environment & Ecology
Additional field(s): Fisheries, Government / Politics, Science (general), Ships, Sailing, Maritime
English term or phrase: marine litter
Definition from TermCoord:
According to the European Commission, more than 80% of marine litter is plastics. Together they constitute 70% of all marine litter items. Due to its slow decomposition, plastic accumulates in seas, oceans and on beaches in the EU and worldwide. Plastic residue is found in marine species – such as sea turtles, seals, whales and birds, but also in fish and shellfish, and therefore in the human food chain.

Example sentence(s):
  • Marine litter presents a huge problem in our oceans, with some scientists warning that, by 2050, the quantity of plastics in the oceans will outweigh fish. International Maritime Organization
  • During the discussion it became clear that a mix of measures needs to be established on different levels in order to successfully reduce marine litter. For this, a stronger horizontal coordination between the different policy fields and administrative departments relevant for the sources and management of marine litter is indispensable. Ecologic
  • Within marine litter, plastics typically constitute the dominant pollutant item and sometimes can account for up to 100% of marine litter pollution in a specific area (Galgani, Hanke, and Maes, 2015; Williams and Simmons, 1997; Worm et al., 2017). BioOne
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5 -1morski otpad
Cmilja Milosevic


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morski otpad

Definition from Glosbe English Serbian Dictionary :
waste products that have been disposed improperly, without consent, at an inappropriate location

Example sentence(s):
  • Procjenjuje se da plastika čini preko 80% morskog otpada koji se prenosi morskim strujama, ponekad na vrlo velike udaljenosti. - Institute for Public Health of the FBiH  
  • Морски отпад представља велики трошак за туризам, рибарство и поморство у износу од 641 милион евра годишње. - Public Broadcasting Service of the RS  

There are three official languages in use in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, and all three are using the same expression "morski otpad", in both Cyrillic and Latin letters, for the term "marine litter".
Cmilja Milosevic
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Local time: 23:25
Native speaker of: Native in SerbianSerbian

Votes in favor of/against selecting this as the best translation of the term asked
No  Mira Stepanovic: Nedostaje definicija na srpskom jeziku - vi ste ponudili definiciju na engleskom jeziku i to samo za "litter" tj. "otpad" (a traži se za "marine litter"). / Vaš "Explanation" - traži se prevod termina na srpski jezik - vaš komentar je irelevantan.
23 hrs
  -> Hvala za komentar. Nemam mnogo iskustva u predlaganju prevoda i definicija. Imacu ovo u vidu za ubuduce.
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