Plastics industry leaders from across the world met this week in Dubai to create a global action plan for solutions on marine litter. This action plan describes actions to be taken and progress to be reported by signatories in 2012. Today approximately 100 projects have been identified, which will be carried out in 32 countries, in addition to the global activities supported by all signatories.

Recognizing that solutions to marine litter will require global cooperation, the plastics industry is inviting other interested stakeholders to join in these actions and others to prevent marine litter. Wilfried Haensel, executive director of PlasticsEurope said the meeting was „a great step forward by these plastics industry leaders through committing to the global action plan for solutions on marine litter.” He added that „The global plastics industry is determined to do its part and to play a constructive role in building new partnerships to create solutions to the issue of marine litter.” …

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