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 (2016), more than 260 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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Pechpropre

The French « Cooperative Maritime » with the support of the French government and the French Plastic value chain has started a project named “PECHPROPRE” (pêche propre = clean fishing) to be performed in 2017 and the 1st half of 2018. The scope of the project is to...
Consistently across the 6 countries, most residents couldn’t pin point which plastics can be recycled. Only a modest proportion of GCC residents correctly matched different plastics to their international recycling codes.

Perception of Plastics in the GCC: A GPCA Study

This 2017 survey, commissioned by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf, has revealed that only 38 percent of GCC residents have an informed view of recyclable and degradable plastics,...
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Cool Seas Investigators (CSI – Challenge)

Litter is a major issue for our environment. It’s a threat to wildlife and impacts our ocean. It also affects the local community – it’s ugly, and is a financial burden. That’s why the Marine Conservation Society are working with the plastics...
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Save The Bay (Narragansett Bay)

America’s Plastics MakersTM are partnering with Save the Bay (Narragansett Bay) on the City of Warwick Shoreline Trash Reduction & Prevention project. This initiative aims to reduce littering behavior with a combination of cleanups, community engagement and...
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Keep It Beachy Clean (Virginia)

This unique litter prevention and marine debris prevention program, piloted by Clean Virginia Waterways focuses on reaching Virginia Beach’s resort community (hotel guests and employees) with anti-litter messaging. Designed to influence the behaviors of visitors...
Bill Carteaux and Steve Russell at Ocean Conservancy Check-In Table

Plastics Industry River Cleanup

Each year the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) partner with the Trash Free Seas Alliance to organize an International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) event in Washington, DC. The highly anticipated annual project is a way for DC...
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Identiplast

Since 1997, IdentiPlast, the number 1 event in Europe dealing with the recycling and recovery of plastics waste, has established itself a Centre of Excellence where “Best Practices” in the management of plastics waste are exchanged between all relevant...
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Knowledge transfer

According to the latest statistics, the EU 27 plus Switzerland and Norway are recovering 58% of their used plastics. The remaining 42% is still wasted on landfills, and huge disparities in recovery rates exist between European countries. Currentlly, nine countries...