National Framework to
Tackle Marine Plastic Debris

Solving the issue of marine litter requires the involvement and cooperation of ministries in charge of fishery, coastal and river management, land-based waste management, industries producing and using plastics, recycling industries, and others.

Government Initiatives

To prevent marine plastic litter, various policies, such as reducing the use of single-use plastics, preventing littering, expanding waste collection services, and recycling, have been applied in this region.

Scientific Knowledge

There is still a lack of reliable data and short of scientific knowledge on marine plastic debris. Although we should take some actions, based on the precautionary principle, we also need to enrich scientific knowledge in various fields.

Voluntary Initiatives

Many private companies, communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and others conduct various voluntary initiatives to reduce marine plastic debris in the region.