Plastic Disclosure Project

Groups Urge More Cooperation on Marine Litter

By Steve Toloken

- Published on November 27, 2013 by Plastics News

 A global alliance of plastics associations is calling on governments and other business sectors like retailers and brand owners to do more to combat trash littering the ocean, and said such broader cooperation could be key to future progress.

Nine plastics associations from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe wrapped up three days of meetings in Malaysia on Nov. 20, and said in a statement that the industry had increased the number of marine litter programs worldwide from 100 in 2011, when they launched their global partnership, to 140 now.

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