Marine Debris Monitoring Toolkit
This Toolkit is designed to assist interested marine debris volunteers and researchers in determining an appropriate survey protocol to carry out their respective marine debris initiative or monitoring project, from among three different monitoring protocols. These include: (1) International Coastal Cleanup (ICC); (2) ICC Brand Data Collection; and (3) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Marine Debris Survey Protocol.
Report of the second multi-stakeholder consultation workshop on a systemic approach to marine plastics, 31 January-1 February 2019
This workshop report covers the second expert consultation organised by UN Environment in the context of this project. The workshop built on background research conducted by UN Environment and on the findings of the 1st workshop, which highlighted hotspots, problematic products and polymers, and key areas of intervention along the global plastics value chain, for a systemic approach to marine plastics.
Addressing marine plastics: A systemic approach. Stocktaking Report.
This report takes stock of the extent of knowledge on plastics in the marine environment. It provides a high-level summary of the available literature on the key sources and locations of these plastics, along with an analysis of the problem products and polymers making up marine plastics and micro-plastics. It also looks at what is currently being done to address the problem of marine plastics and summarises existing policy responses in order to lay the groundwork for future action.
Mapping of global plastics value chain and plastics losses to the environment. With a particular focus on marine environment.
This report provides a comprehensive global mapping of plastic losses to the environment throughout the plastic value chain using 2015 as the reference year. This mapping covers plastic production and processing, use of plastics or plastic containing products, and disposal of the products. It differentiates 23 types of plastics and 13 plastic applications, including division between macro- and micro-plastics (including microbeads and microfibers).
Circularity - Keeping Plastic Out Of the Ocean
Newsletter Article for GEF IW:Learn, 22 June 2018
GEF Marine Plastics Presentation to the UN Environment GPA Global Partnership on Marine Litter Steering Committee
11 March 2018, Sixth International Marine Debris Conference, San Diego, California
Addressing Marine Plastics: A Systemic Approach