Marine litter legislation: A toolkit for policymakers

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Environmental Law Institute (2016)

Far too much of the 300 million tonnes of plastic produced every year finds its way into our oceans, food chains and ecosystems, damaging our health in the process. Well-designed laws can help reverse this global trend. This report provides an overview of legislation that countries have implemented to tackle marine litter, focusing in particular on upstream solutions.

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