marine plastic waste

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Plastic pollution and marine litter is one of today's most serious emerging issues and without any countermeasures, the amount of plastic waste in the ocean will outweigh fish by 2050, posing a threat to the environment and our way of life. It is said that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased pollution from disposable products, such as plastic...

Presentation
st Progres1st Review Meeting for Japan-Myanmar Cooperation in Environmental Management
Author:
Satoshi
Sasakura

The progress report on Japan ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) project titled "Strengthening Capacity for Marine Debris Reduction in ASEAN Region through Formulation of National Action Plans for ASEAN Member States and Integrated Land-to-Sea Policy Approach (Phase2)" to Environmental Conservation Department of Ministry of the Natural Resources and...

Presentation
21st Meeting of the ASEAN Working Group on Coastal and Marine Environment (AWGCME)
Author:
Satoshi
Sasakura

The concept note for Japan ASEAN Integration Fund project titled "Strengthening Capacity for Marine Debris Reduction in ASEAN Region through Formulation of National Action Plans for ASEAN Member States and Integrated Land-to-Sea Policy Approach (Phase2)" was presented by Dr. Hotta of IGES for comments and approval by ASEAN Working Group on Coastal...

Presentation
International Consultation on the Osaka Blue Ocean Vision: Policy and Business Solutions to Ocean Plastic Pollution in Southeast Asia

On 9 July 2020, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the International Policy Coalition for Sustainable Growth launched by United States Chamber of Commerce (Headquarters: Washington D.C.) co-hosted a virtual consultation entitled, “International Consultation on the Osaka Blue Ocean Vision: Policy and Business Solutions to...

Submission to Policy Process
Author:
Rosa Vivien Ratnawati
Novrizal Tahar
Ujang Solihin Sidik
Tsukiji Makoto

With a population of 250 million, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country and second-largest plastic polluter in the world after China. The country produces 3.2 million tonnes of un-managed plastic waste a year, of which about 1.29 million tonnes ends up in the marine environment. In addition, approximately 10 billion plastic carry bags...

Presentation
OECD Workshop on Reducing Marine Plastic Litter

On June 11-12, 2020, the OECD workshop was organized with high-level representatives, leading policy-makers and experts from OECD and G20 member countries, other emerging market economies, international organisations and civil society stakeholders to take stock of policy action to combat marine plastic litter at the international, national, and sub...

Book Chapter
In Plastic Waste and Recycling Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions

Eight of the world's top 20 countries as sources of marine debris are from Asia—China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and India (Jambeck et al., 2015). In other words, the Asia-Pacific region is now recognized as a hotspot of plastic pollution of the oceans. These countries are facing typical challenges...

Policy Report

Accumulation of plastic wastes in the marine eco-system is growing rapidly with the increase of plastic production and consumption patterns, particularly single-use plastics as well as unsustainable plastic waste management practices. Land-based sources are recognised as the main cause (up to 80% of total marine debris) of marine plastic pollution...

Policy Report
Author:
Magnus
Bengtsson

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest global threats. Plastics use and waste have been rapidly growing, in particularly emerging Asia. Southeast Asia, with its high population density, strong economic dynamism, and generally inadequate waste management systems, is a hotspot for the challenges. 

With this as a background, ASEAN and the EU have...

Policy Brief
T20 Japan Task Force 3: Climate Change and Environment

This policy brief suggests six priorities for developed and emerging economies represented by G20 countries to mainstream circular economy and society globally, as follows: 1) need to capture the momentum raised by public attention on marine plastic pollution; 2) raise the level of ambition of Extended Producer Responsibility; 3) provide policy...