Compendium of Policies and Preventive Measures to Reduce Land-based Marine Debris in APEC Economies

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Compendium of Policies and Preventive Measures to Reduce Land-based Marine Debris in APEC Economies

Publication Number

APEC#219-SE-01.21

Published Date

December 2019

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit

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Pages

63

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Description

This compendium provides a snapshot of the policies and preventive measures currently in place in APEC economies to reduce the entry of plastic waste into the sea. The findings from the direct survey and secondary research show that APEC economies have implemented a wide range of measures, including both regulatory and non-regulatory instruments, to manage marine debris pollution. The findings also reveal gaps with scope for improvement. These include stronger enforcement of legislation, innovation on alternative plastics, and adoption of new technologies to monitor marine debris.

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  • Compendium of Policies and Preventive Measures to Reduce Land-based Marine Debris in APEC Economies Download
  • Annex - Summary of Survey Responses Download