Plastic Waste – Maritime Transport and Fishing Sources Targeted

On April 8, 2021, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced that FAO, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and 30 countries have launched “The GloLitter Partnerships Project which “… aims to decrease the use of plastics in these industries and identify opportunities to recycle plastics … help the sector to apply best practices for the prevention and reduction of marine plastic litter … look at the availability and adequacy of port reception facilities … [encourage] fishing gear to be marked … equip partner countries with … guidance documents, training materials and strategies to help enforce existing regulations … promote compliance with relevant FAO instruments … encourage partners to consider the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex V regulations … the IMO London Convention/London Protocol [which] regulates the dumping of wastes from ships … [and to establish] public-private partnerships to spur the development of cost-effective management solutions …” #PlasticWaste @FAO @IMOHQ

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