Plastics Associations Report Progress on Global Marine Litter Commitments
The Global Declaration of the Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter originally announced in March 2011 at the 5th International Marine Debris Conference has released a Progress Report identifying more than 140 projects to prevent marine litter that are completed, underway or planned. The projects vary widely, from education to global research and eco-efficient waste management and litter prevention. In addition, the Progress Report provides case studies and detailed insights into preventing marine litter that can be expanded in other regions.
The Global Declaration is a public commitment by a global industry to work with partners to tackle a global problem: plastics in the marine environment. Six areas of engagement were identified, aimed at contributing to sustainable solutions focusing on public-private partnerships to prevent marine litter, research, public policy, sharing best practices, plastics recycling/recovery and plastic pellet containment.