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Best Practices and Recommended Policies for Optimising the Plastic Supply Chain in Southeast and East Asia

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Published Date June 2022
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE), Ocean and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG)
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Pages 25
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Description

Marine debris, including plastic litter in the marine environment, is a global and multidisciplinary challenge. This report highlights successful policies and good practices within the context of the APEC Roadmap on Marine Debris launched in 2019. The recommendations and highlights of this report are grouped into three areas:

1. Policy Development and Coordination
2. Capacity Building
3. Research and Innovation

Information for this report was collected from the APEC Sustainable Coastal Cities Symposium, which was held from 24 to 26 November 2021 to ascertain the local situation with marine debris in APEC economies. Engaged stakeholders and participants included government agencies, non-governmental agencies, industry, and academia from12 APEC economies and two non-member economies. The report was compiled by a team of senior academics well versed in the issue of marine debris and its challenges.