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Oceans Full of Plastic

… e.g. by using cotton shopping bags, use and dispose of plastic sustainably Cut the loop – cut open any loops before … because they are mistaken for food. To a hungry turtle, a plastic bag and a jellyfish look very similar. When … contains an estimated three million tons of anthropogenic waste. In total, the world’s oceans may carry more than 100 …
14 Jul 2024 Document

Marine plastic litter and microplastics

… Marine plastic litter and microplastics Stockholm Convention on … and dioxins and these are frequently detected in marine plastic litter. The Stockholm Convention aims to protect … to the ocean floor. A less significant share of plastic waste is carried on ocean currents and can accumulate in …
14 Jul 2024 Document

Marine plastic litter and microplastics

… Marine plastic litter and microplastics Basel Convention on the … and microplastics found in the sea may be determined as ‘waste’ as defined under the Convention, although not all will … and dioxins and these are frequently detected in marine plastic litter. Key challenges faced: Marine plastic litter …
14 Jul 2024 Document

Vital Waste Graphics 3

… VITAL WASTE GRAPHICS 3 This is a publication of the Secretariat of … the world, in particular about the fast soaring stocks of plastic waste, and electronic and electrical wastes – or … and more materials are being replaced by their polymer or plastic counterparts, still almost exclusively produced from …
14 Jul 2024 Document in Chemicals and Waste

UN Environment foresight brief: marine plastics litter and microplastics

… estimates that 8 million tons (2.5 per cent) of the plastic produced are leaked into the oceans annually … cent of world production (PlasticsEurope 2016). The use of plastic shopping bags is ubiquitous around the world Photo … to almost every human activity but specially mismanaged waste. These fragments are of different polymer types and of …
14 Jul 2024 Document

Waste or Wealth

Waste or Wealth? KEEPING IN TOUCH NEED NOT COST THE EARTH … model, a typical mobile phone is composed of about 40% of plastic, 32% of non-ferrous metals, 20% of glass and … 26 Plastics 27 Mobile phones are composed of about 40% plastic compounds. The case of a mobile phone is typically …
14 Jul 2024 Document

Household Waste Partnership

… Household Waste Partnership Basel Convention on the Control of … and dumpsites contaminates surrounding soil and water. Plastic waste comprises a large portion of household waste and plastic pollution in oceans, rivers and lakes is a great …
14 Jul 2024 Document

Waste management for human health and livelihood

Waste Management for Human Health and Livelihood Rationale 1. … the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention is Waste Management for Human Health and Livelihood. 2. The … wastes, in response to scandals involving uncontrolled waste dumping in Africa and elsewhere in the 1980s. 3. …
14 Jul 2024 Document in Chemicals and Waste

Dumping of Wastes at Sea

… aircraft or offshore installations for the purpose of waste disposal, including the disposal of the vessels, … into line with the London Convention. Under UNCLOS, waste dumping is subject to a permit system (article 210(3)) … zone or onto its continental shelf, flag states and waste loading states (article 216). Therefore, several …
14 Jul 2024 Course lesson in Marine and Freshwater

Marine plastic debris and microplastics – Global lessons and research to inspire action and guide policy change

… footprint. Recommended citation: UNEP (2016). Marine plastic debris and microplastics – Global lessons and … that made the production of this publication “Marine plastic debris and microplastics – Global lessons and … Partnership on Marine Litter GPWM Global Partnership on Waste Management HELCOM Baltic Marine Environment Protection …
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