Marine plastic litter and microplastics

 

Request for comments on the draft elements of a decision by COP-14 on marine plastic litter and microplastics and draft terms of reference of the Partnership on Plastic Wastes

At its eleventh meeting, the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) considered the report on possible options available under the Basel Convention to further address marine plastic litter and microplastics and took note of the information on activities related to marine plastic litter and microplastics undertaken by regional centres.

By decision OEWG-11/8 on marine plastic litter and microplastics, the OEWG, among others:

1) Agreed that the draft elements set out in the annex to the decision should be a basis for a decision by COP-14 on further actions on marine plastic litter and microplastics. Parties and observers were invited to submit comments on the draft elements to the Secretariat by 31 October 2018.

2) Welcomed with appreciation the proposal submitted by Norway on the establishment of a Partnership on Plastic Wastes and recommended to the COP-14 the establishment of a partnership under the Basel Convention on plastic wastes that also addresses marine plastic litter and microplastics. Parties and others were invited to submit comments on the draft terms of reference of the partnership and suggestions on elements of the work programme of the partnership for the biennium 2020–2021 by 17 December 2018.

Letter date: 25 September 2018

(1) Comments on the draft elements of a decision by COP-14 on marine plastic litter and microplastic

 
SubmitterTitleDateDownload
Items: 7Load time table: 358.8373 msec Files: 7
CanadaComments10/31/2018
39.29 K
English
European UnionComments11/15/2018
26.97 K
English
MalaysiaComments10/31/2018
107.83 K
English
MexicoComments12/6/2018
27.38 K
Spanish
NorwayComments11/15/2018
25.96 K
English
ThailandComments10/31/2018
13.25 K
English
United States of AmericaComments10/31/2018
238.88 K
English

(2) Comments on the draft terms of reference of the partnership on plastic wastes

 
SubmitterTitleDateEnglish
Items: 6Load time table: 608.4115 msec  
American Chemistry Council and World Plastics CouncilComments12/17/2018605.39 K
CanadaComments12/21/201879.27 K
Côte d'IvoireComments12/17/201877.04 K
European Union and its member StatesComments12/17/201888.04 K
JapanComments12/28/201889.46 K
United States of AmericaComments12/21/201879.27 K