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Consultation on the establishment of a quantitative reduction headline target for marine litter

Policy field(s)



Target group(s)


All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from representatives of the waste management, plastic producer/recycling, fisheries and shipping sectors, as well as consumers, NGOs and international, national and sub-national authorities with responsibility for tackling marine litter.

Period of consultation


                        From 25.09.2013  to 18.12.2013

Objective of the consultation



The aim of this consultation is to understand stakeholders’ views on a range of actions and policies which could be undertaken in order to tackle the problem of marine litter. The results of the consultation will be used as one of the bases for formulating a Union-wide quantitative headline reduction target for marine litter.

Reference documents and other, related consultations


Commission Staff Working Document on Marine Litter (SWD(2012) 365 final)

Background document

Contact details


responsible service

DG Environment




postal address

European Commission, DG Environment,
Unit C2 – Marine Environment & Water Industry
B-1049 Brussels

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