Towards Osaka Blue Ocean Vision - G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter

Agreements & Reports

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics - Global Lessons and Research to Inspire Action and Guide Policy Change; 2016.

UNEP Mapping of global plastics value chain and plastics losses to the environment (with a particular focus on marine environment). 2018.

UNEP Single-use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainability; 2018.

UNEP Marine Litter Legislation : A Toolkit for Policymakers; 2016. ISBN 9789280735949.

UNEP Exploring the potential for adopting alternative materials to reduce marine plastic litter; 2018; ISBN 978-92-807-3703-5.

UNEP Legal Limits on Single-Use Plastics and Microplastics : A Global Review of National Laws and Regulations. 2018.

UNEP Addressing marine plastics: A systemic approach, Stocktaking report; Nairobi, 2018.

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

UNEA 1 resolution
Resolutions and Decisions UNEA 1

UNEA 2 resolution
Marine plastic litter and micro-plastics,

UNEA 3 resolution
Marine litter and microplastics

UNEA 4 resolution
Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Committee of the Whole of the United Nations Environment Assembly at its fourth session on 11 - 15 March 2019.
Marine Plastic Litter and Microplastics
Innovative Pathways to Achieve Sustainable Consumption and Production
Environmentally Sound Management of Waste
Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste
Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Baseds

United Nations (UN)

The Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects
Oceans and the law of the sea Report of the Secretary-General.

United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Plastics and the circular economy: A STAP document

Other International Organizations

IUCN. (2017). Primary Microplastics in the Oceans: A Global Evaluation of Sources9

FAO. (2017). Microplastics in fisheries and aquaculture

OECD:Improving Markets for Recycled Plastics Trends, Prospects and Policy Responses