The Global Plastics Association Supports The G20 Marine Waste Removal Program

- Jul 19, 2017-

The Global Plastics Association (WPC) announced the G20 Cleaner Action Plan on July 10 and thanked those countries for their commitment to significantly reduce marine waste and its impact by 2025.

"This urgent issue requires the common efforts of all of us, and we are looking forward to working with G20 member countries to address this global challenge," said Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh, chairman of the Global Plastics Association, from Saudi Basic Industries.

Abdulrahman said in a statement issued on July 10 that there is a need for a harmonious and sustainable waste management infrastructure in such a rapidly evolving economy. Investment waste recycling and disposal facilities are the most responsible way to prevent land waste from entering the ocean.

"The global plastics industry's development is more or less affecting the local marine environment and the waste management infrastructure is imperative, and we look forward to sharing this expertise with the leaders of the G20 member countries," said the Chairman of the Global Plastics Association. "

During the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, G20 member countries jointly developed such a plan to solve the problem of marine waste. details as follows:

To solve the terrestrial pollutants based.

To address the sources of marine pollution, including fisheries, aquaculture and transport.

Cost-benefit analysis of the prevention or reduction of marine litter.

Implement effective action, including the definition of producer responsibility.

To carry out publicity and education.

To solve more research needs.

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