The Honolulu Strategy: A Global Framework for Prevention and Management of Marine Debris
2016 | UNEP
The marine debris problem is global in scale and intergenerational in impact. Marine debris, or marine litter, is defined to include any anthropogenic, manufactured, or processed solid material
(regardless of size) discarded, disposed of, or abandoned that ends up in the marine environment. It includes, but is not limited to, plastics, metals, glass, concrete and other construction materials,
paper and cardboard, polystyrene, rubber, rope, textiles, timber and hazardous materials, such as munitions, asbestos and medical waste. In some instances, marine debris may also be a vessel for
dangerous pollutants that are eventually released into the marine environment. Marine debris may result from activities on land or at sea.