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Chemicals and Waste

Definition(s)

Any discarded plastic (organic, or synthetic, material derived from polymers, resins or cellulose) generated by any industrial process, or by consumers. (Source: GEMET/APD)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
microbeads
microplastic
Related concepts:

In other languages

French
déchets plastiques
Russian
пластмассовые отходы
Spanish
desechos de plásticos y polímeros
Arabic
مخلفات البلاستيك

Explore content

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with plastic waste

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with plastic waste. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Bamako Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly

Multimedia

Video- Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey: Marine Litter

Panel on Marine Pollution

Marine Litter and Microplastics