SAR hosted a one day seminar on the topic of marine litter and the role of EU legislation in tackling the problem. The seminar included presentations on relevant legislation and on the interim findings of a new study commissioned by SAR.

SAR hosted a one day seminar on the topic of marine litter and the role of EU legislation in tackling the problem. The seminar included presentations on relevant legislation and on the interim findings of a new study commissioned by SAR.

Marine litter is an increasing threat to the health of European marine ecosystems, with costly environmental, economic and social consequences. It is a problem that involves multiple inputs and items and there are no boundaries to its dispersal.

In 2012 the European Commission published a staff working document on EU legislation relevant to the marine litter issue and indicated that in some areas improvements in legislation and better implementation are required in order to tackle the problem.

SAR has commissioned the Institute of European Environmental Policy to carry out the study.

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