Global Response

The very nature of marine debris requires a coordinated, global response. Although the sources of marine debris can be pinpointed to specific land or marine origins, the oceans' tide and currents carry debris long distances, often across the globe.


Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations
for Solutions on Marine Litter

Learn more about the Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, a public commitment by the global plastics industry to tackle plastic in the marine environment.


The marine debris problem belongs to everyone.

To be effective, the response to this problem must be as large as the problem itself. And, indeed, international, national and provincial/state government agencies, private enterprise, environmental groups and individuals are getting involved.

Learn more about Global Plastics Taking Action, the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and International Beach Cleanups.