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.

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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.

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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…

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Recycling: Eco-Ranger Programme 2018

This is the third consecutive year that the MPMA-DOW School Environmental Challenge is held with primary and secondary schools in Melaka. This competition-based programme was designed to educate students about waste management and to encourage…

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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…

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Plastic Straws Product Stewardship Position

Our partners in the environmental community challenged us to address straws, a commonly littered item found during the international coastal cleanup. Working with our member companies and others throughout the value chain we developed a…