How is the global community approaching marine plastic litter? Policy Summary of the G20 Report on Actions against Marine Plastic Litter

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In recent years, marine plastic litter has been a critical policy issue, and action in an internationally harmonised manner is necessary to tackle this situation. Based on the G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter, voluntary country reporting has continued since 2019. Three reports with rich country and organisational information have been produced under the responsibilities of the G20 Presidency Countries: the Ministry of Environment, Japan in 2019; the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2020; and the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Government of Italy in 2021.

To further accelerate actions against marine plastic litter, this factsheet was prepared to provide key policy trends for 2019-2021 in a simple and visual format.