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.

Marine Litter Solutions

Belgium Operation Clean Sweep 2019

PlasticsEurope and value chain associations in Belgium – Alfaport Voka, essenscia, Port of Antwerp and Voka – Chamber of Commerce and Industry – are jointly presenting the new Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) Port of Antwerp…

New Jersey Waterways Litter Survey

New Jersey Waterways Litter Survey

In Fall 2019, Environmental Resources Planning, LLC (ERP) conducted a comprehensive litter survey of waterway-related sites throughout the State of New Jersey to evaluate the amount and composition of litter tallied on 94 representative waterway…

Marine Litter Solutions

Round Table Eco Design of Plastic Packaging

The “Round Table Eco Design of Plastic Packaging” is an initiative of experts from companies along the entire value chain of plastic packaging (packaging manufacturers, food and consumer goods industry, retailers and plastic recycling) as…

The Debris Free Fundy Program

Debris Free Fundy Program

The Debris Free Fundy Program is working towards reducing marine debris in the marine environment through input reduction of single-use plastics and removal projects, along with outreach and education. The rope recycling pilot project began…

Finnish Plastics Industries Federation

Finnish Plastics Industries Federation

Every year 5th of June, we collect all rigid plastics for recycling from people around, not only packaging but all. Project Outcomes 21 tons of plastics for recycling, new initiatives for permanent action

LIFE EPS SURE Project

LIFE EPS SURE Project

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) has very good insulation, protection and safety properties, making it suited for food contact packaging. Some 335.000 tonnes/year of EPS are used for this purpose in the EU, but only 25% is…

Marine Litter Solutions

Fishing Line Bin Project

Discarded fishing material (nets, mono filament line, and Cray fish trap anchor ropes) is responsible for damage to marine life. What makes it especially dangerous is that it cuts into the skin and flesh of…

Plastics Recycling Survey (Annual)

Plastics Recycling Survey (Annual)

Plastics raw material are becoming scarcer as the population increases. Humankind has to deal responsibly with its resources. Recycling, the reuse of raw materials is becoming an essential activity in South Africa. Plastics SA annually…