According to UNEP expectations plastic production was projected to increase by up to 40 per cent over the next 10 years, which made achieving a significant reduction in marine pollution by the year 2025, as reflected in Sustainable Development Goal target 14.1, as remote as ever.
CCB believes that a voluntary
In 2017, CCB has implemented a project Plastic Free Baltic, which has significantly contributed to lifting up the agenda of microplastic/marine litter pollution in the Baltic Sea region, including the upstream catchment area.
In 2019, CCB will start implementing a new project: “Plastic Free Ocean“. The project activities will support implementation of the EU Plastics Strategy and the idea is to address the growing pollution of the Baltic Sea (and through it – the world ocean) by single-use plastic items, primary and secondary microplastics, and associated toxic chemicals through a combination of:
– policy-oriented measures
– awareness-raising public campaign
– monitoring activities
– assistance to identified target groups from private and municipal sector in switching to plastic-free alternatives.
Read the interview of Mikhail Durkin, CCB Executive Secretary, about the project and objectives.
The CCB´s Plastic Free Ocean project is supported by the Swedish Postcode Foundation:
Partners of the Plastic Free Ocean project are: