Philippines National Plan of Action for the Prevention, Reduction, and Management of Marine Litter

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The National Plan of Action for the Prevention, Reduction and Management of Marine Litter (NPOA-ML) has been developed to provide a blueprint to enhance the current efforts of the country in resource and waste management and to bring additional lens to marine litter issues and the control of additional leakage of waste into bodies of water. The global transboundary nature of marine litter has been emphasized with the presence of floating debris in oceanic gyres and had been put to light with secondary studies that rank the Philippines as the third largest contributor to ocean plastic litter. While such findings need country validation, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through its Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), set out to bring experts and actors together to examine the issues, policies, ongoing initiatives, and remaining gaps with the goal of developing the NPOA-ML through a multi-stakeholder participatory process.
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