marine debris


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Persistent synthetic materials which may float, sink or remain in suspension and which may interfere with any legitimate use of the sea. (Source: Protocol for the Protection of the South-East Pacific against pollution from land-based sources,1983, Annex 1, A. 7); most marine litter consists of material that degrades slowly, if at all, so a continuous input of large quantities of these items results in a gradual build-up in the marine and coastal environment. (Source: UNEP)

Other relations

  • marine debris (CMS)
  • marine pollution (land-based sources) (ECOLEX)
marine pollution
  • marine litter

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