The Global Declaration obliges signatories to commit to action in six areas: education, research, public policy, best practices, recycling/recovery, and product stewardship. As of the last progress report (2018), more than 355 marine litter projects have been planned, underway, or completed around the globe. Our projects range in size, focus, and scope and involve an ever growing number of partners. All are forging cooperation and furthering progress to prevent, reduce, and improve understanding of marine litter. At the present time this list does not reflect the entire universe of commitments.  We are currently working to get each project included here.  We will remove this notice when the entries are completed.


USA Save Our Seas Act

U.S. plastics associations joined a large coalition advocating for multi-pronged federal legislation to reauthorize the U.S. marine debris program. The Save Our Seas Act passed in 2018. Among other provisions, the bill directed U.S. agencies…

TalkPlast 2019 West Africa Marine Waste Conference

TalkPlast 2019: West Africa Marine Waste Conference

Recognizing that sustainable plastic waste management has remained a major challenge across the entire West Africa Sub-region, the Federation of Plastic Manufacturers Recyclers and Users, Ghana (FePMRUG) will convene its inaugural TalkPlast 2019: West Africa…

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Marine Litter Platform

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) launched a Marine Litter Platform to foster collaboration between the government, brands, retailers, academics, NGOs, manufacturers and recyclers to deliver the best solutions to this global problem.

The plastics industry is advocating for waste management infrastructures

This Is Plastics: New Industry Website

In May of 2018, the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) launched This Is Plastics, a resource created to inspire meaningful discussion about the power of plastics and turn plastics industry employees into ambassadors for plastics. Among…

Recyclable Materials Challenge Eco Park Innovation

Recyclable Materials Challenge: Eco-Park Innovation

The Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association-ExxonMobil Eco-Park Innovation Challenge 2018 held from 30 March – 1 April 2018 was an extension of the 2017 programme in which students attended a 3-day-2-night camp at iPlay Park, Damnsara…

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Malaysia RIVER Rangers Program

In 2017, the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA), Dow, and Global Environment Center (GEC) sponsor RIVER Ranger Program to Educate Students on River Waste. It was designed to provide the students with a hands-on experience to…