United Nations Environment Programme
By UNEP- Published on April 9, 2013 by United Nations Environment Programme
The United Nations Environment Programme has declared its link and active connection between the work of the Plastic Disclosure Project and the work of UNEP to encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
"Marine litter currently poses a dire, vast and growing threat to the marine and coastal environment. Most marine litter consists of material that degrades slowly, if at all, so a continuous input of large quantities of these items results in a gradual build-up in the marine and coastal environment. In response, the United Nations Environment Programme launched The Global Partnership on Marine Litter was at a side-event in Rio on 18 June 2012, and we are proud to have the Plastic Disclosure Project amongst our international partners. We actively support the PDP's efforts in asking organisations to measure, disclose, and manage their "plastic footprint", and thus reduce the impact of plastic on our environment, wellbeing and our economy."