Marine litter: microplastics

The problem of marine litter was recognized by the UN General Assembly, which in its Resolution A/60/L.22 -Oceans and the Law of the Sea – of 29 November 2005 in articles 65-70 calls for national, regional and global actions to address the problem of marine litter. In response to the GA call, UNEP (GPA and the Regional Seas Programme), through its Global Marine Litter Initiative took an active lead in addressing the challenge, among others, by assisting 11 Regional Seas around the world in organizing and implementing regional activities on marine litter….

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