Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics

Global Lessons and Research to Inspire Action and Guide Policy Change

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This report presents both short- and long-term approaches to the problem of marine plastic debris and micro plastics. It provides an overview of the latest science and experiences, identifies priority areas of action, and points out areas requiring more research. Improved waste management is urgently needed to reduce the flow of plastic into our oceans.



Policy-relevant recommendations

In the light of the evidence and findings contained in the study entitled “Marine plastic debris and microplastics: global lessons and research to inspire action and guide policy change”, and in order to address problems related to marine litter in the most efficient and effective way, it is recommended that States


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