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Commission wants your views on how we can reduce marine litter

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Deadline: 18/12/2013

Every year, around 10 million tonnes of litter end up in the world's oceans and seas. Plastic waste in particular forms 80 % of the enormous waste patches in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, with fatal consequences for numerous sea species. How can we address this problem? The Commission aims to develop a reduction target for marine litter and has launched a public consultation on the subject.

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