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Marine Litter

A Global Challenge

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: December 2009
  • Page count: 232
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 09.III.D.20

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Marine litter is a global concern affecting the oceans. It poses environmental, economic, health and aesthetic problems that are rooted in poor solid waste management practices, lack of infrastructure, indiscriminate human activities and behaviours and an in adequate understanding on the part of the public of the potential consequences of their actions. The objective of this report is to present and analyse information on marine litter and to propose recommendations for addressing the problems associated with marine litter worldwide.