Prevention at source

Currently there are no available tools to collect and clean up the accumulation of micro-plastic fragments in the open oceans. Prevention at source is therefore the key action to take in order to reduce the amount of plastics that reach the oceans. These preventative measures include: • Reduce the production...


In response to the growing concern over this alarming scenario, many individuals, community groups, businesses and governments have initiated a range of programmes to direct attention to the problem and to attempt to slow the growth rate of plastics in oceans from land sources. Here are some interesting ideas: Plastic...


Legislation The Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter, 1972 Also known as the London Convention, this is one of the first global conventions to protect the marine environment from human activities and it has been in force since 1975. Its aim is the...

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