Plastic Waste – Maritime Transport and Fishing Sources Targeted

On April 8, 2021, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1393148/icode/ announced that FAO, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and 30 countries have launched “The GloLitter Partnerships Projecthttps://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/PartnershipsProjects/Pages/GloLitter-Partnerships-Project-.aspx 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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