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Marine debris endangers wildlife and poses a direct threat to the health and livelihoods of people across the world. Millions of dollars are spent annually clearing marine litter, such as plastic waste, industrial products, and old fishing gear, from beaches and nearshore waters.
The Fifth International Marine Debris Conference will mark a new chapter in efforts to reduce the amounts and impacts of marine debris. The event, co-organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will bring together for the first time in over a decade marine researchers, governments, industries and many other sectors to find new solutions to this growing problem. The Honolulu Strategy–a global strategy to prevent, reduce, and manage marine debris–will be unveiled at the conference. Participants will include adventurer and environmentalist David de Rothschild and ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau.
Special media briefings will be held with marine debris experts at the event.
For more information please contact:
Bryan Coll, UNEP Newsdesk, Nairobi, +254 20 762 3088, +254 731 666 214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Elisabeth Guilbaud-Cox, UNEP Regional Office for North America, +1 (202) 974 1307 or email@example.com