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Reducing marine litter
by Ministry of Environment- and Food of Denmark (Government)
Denmark has allocated 3 million. DKK for financing an information campaign on reducing marine litter; the campaign will primarily take place in 2018. The campaign is directed towards three groups, 1) fishermen, 2) sailors and other people visiting the harbors, and 3) people visiting the beach. The efforts are thus directed towards the waste that can be found at sea and the waste found on the beaches. Therefore, efforts are being directed fishermen and sailors, all of whom can potentially contribute to the direct pollution of the sea by sailing and in ports, as well as efforts aimed at people who visit the beach.

Focus will be on how important it is to prevent the waste from ending in the ocean - and what to do to avoid littering in everyday life. The effort is expected to focus on information about decomposition times for the most common types of marine waste, and its sources, and how to prevent it from becoming marine litter.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Coastal clean-ups
Reducing marine litter on beaches
Financing (in USD)
430 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: 08/2017 - 09/2019
Ministry of Environment- and Food
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Andreas Lunn, Mr, andlu@mst.dk,
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