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.


First Kaikawa trash Summit in Japan

In 2015, Japan Plastics Industry Federation (JPIF) joined the Japan Environmental Action Network (JEAN) and others in developing the “First Kaikawa trash Summit Declaration,” a 5-year plan to combat trash in the Arakawa river and reduce litter inputs. This...

Malaysia’s “Don’t Be a Litterbug!” Campaign

As part of the Malaysian plastics industry’s social responsibility, the Malaysian Plastics Forum (MPF) launched the ‘Don’t be a Litterbug’ campaign in 2012 to raise awareness about the harm that littering does to the environment. ‘Don’t be a...