Inorganic pollutants, which include heavy metals and other non-biodegradable substances, pose significant threats to the environment and public health, and their management is therefore crucial to several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For example, SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being) is directly impacted by exposure to such pollutants, which can cause various health problems. Similarly, SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) involves reducing pollution and minimizing the release of hazardous chemicals into water bodies, while SDG 14 (Life Below Water) and SDG 15 (Life on Land) are concerned with the impacts of pollution on ecosystems. Consequently, mitigating inorganic pollutants is a key strategy in achieving these SDGs.
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Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, Volume , 1 January 2019
The pollution of the marine environment by solid wastes, either directly introduced into the sea or discharged into the oceans from rivers or pipelines, is considered from the perspective of both their impacts and their regulation. The waste materials covered include dredged material, particulate wastes from sand/gravel extraction, and land reclamation, and industrial wastes including mining wastes, munitions, and plastics/litter.