The inception workshop of the GESAMP Working Group 40, on ‘Sources, fate and effects of micro-plastics in the environment – a global assessment’, took place on on from March 13 to 15, 2012. Whilst ACC and PlasticsEurope participated in the meeting, this report is owned by GESAMP.
This study was commissioned by BKV, IK, KVS and FCIO in spring 2011 in the context of the “Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter”. It gathered high-quality data regarding the present situation of land sourced litter in the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, displays possible
Report from the Ghent University on the occurrence and distribution of microplastics in marine sediments along the Belgian coast.
Sharing the growing concern about macro- and micro-plastic debris in the oceans, GESAMP facilitates meetings between researchers, policy makers, coastal and marine managers and industry. to share information and inform the development of future policy and regulatory mechanisms.
In March 2011, representatives of plastics organizations from around the globe have released a “Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter. It describes steps that the industries will take, and suggests approaches and platforms for global cooperation and future partnerships.