Progress Report 2014
60 associations in 34 countries have signed on to the Global Declaration, and the 180 projects underway, planned or completed (as of December 2013), represent a nearly 90 percent increase in the number of projects since the Global Declaration’s announcement.
Progress Report 2012
140 projects completed, underway or planned, 58 associations representing 34 countries have signed the Global Declaration as of December 2012.
GESAMP WG40 Meeting report 2012
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.
Study on Land-Sources Litter (LSL) in the Marine Environment
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
Occurence and distribution of microplastics on the Belgian Coast
Report from the Ghent University on the occurrence and distribution of microplastics in marine sediments along the Belgian coast.
GESAMP International Workshop on Microplastics
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.
Honululu Strategy – Latest Draft (September 2011)
The Honolulu Strategy sets forth a results-oriented framework of action with the overarching goal to reduce impacts of marine debris over the next 10 years.
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.