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Marine Litter

Marine litter currently poses a dire, vast and growing threat to the marine and coastal environment. Most marine litter consists of material that degrades slowly, if at all, so a continuous input of large quantities of these items results in a gradual build-up in the marine and coastal environment.

This negative trend has been confirmed by a number of studies in various regions, clearly indicating that the situation with regard to marine litter is continuously getting worse.

The Regional Seas Programme has been developing and implementing a number of activities on the management of marine litter more...


Fifth International Marine Debris Conference

Marine Litter Publications