Oceans: Marine Pollution: Keep the Oceans Clean - SDG Policy Brief No. 001

United Nations Environment Programme (2017)

Marine pollution is the result of deliberate or accidental discharge of untreated wastewater, dumping of solid wastes and other polluted runoff from a variety of land-based activities directly into our rivers and coastal waters. Healthy oceans are productive oceans, and resilient marine and coastal ecosystems are essential to achieve sustainable development.

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