Source-to-Sea Framework for Marine Litter Prevention: Preventing Plastic Leakage from River Basins
This report presents a framework for preventing marine litter based on the source-to-sea conceptual framework presented in Granit et al., 2017 and the practitioners’ guidance for implementing the source-to-sea approach in Mathews et al., 2019. Addressing issues from the holistic perspective of the source-to-sea system and strengthening coordination between sectors is central to the source-to-sea approach. The Source-to-Sea Framework for Marine Litter Prevention is intended to be useful when determining measures concerning governance, management, practices and behaviour which facilitate progress toward a reduction in the quantities of plastic entering the oceans. It can guide both the public and private sectors in addressing the issue of plastic waste in rivers and oceans. The Source-to-Sea Framework for Marine Litter Prevention highlights the central role of the river basin in shaping the interventions needed to prevent plastic leakage. It brings together upstream and downstream parties to build a common understanding of the issue of marine litter and feeds information about both sources and impacts of plastic pollution into the prioritization of the steps needed to address the issue. The Framework establishes coordination across sectors that each have a contribution to make in getting control of plastic waste while also addressing behaviour change from an individual scale to the global community through establishing enabling conditions that facilitate this change.
17 Oct 2019