LAND BASED WASTE MANAGEMENT

Action No.

Action

Lead Party(ies) / other relevant OSPAR Bodies

Published reports or further information

39

Highlight those waste management practices that impact significantly on marine litter. Engage with the industry and other authorities, at the appropriate level, in order for them to be able to develop best environmental practice, including identification of circumstances on where litter “escapes” into the marine environment and investigating how to close loops focusing on non-toxic material cycles.

Germany and the Netherlands are lead with assistance from Plastics Europe and International Waste Working Group (IWWG)

TO BE COMPLETED IN 2020

A Background Document ‘identifying loopholes in waste management that contribute to marine litter and best practices solutions’ has been drafted and is expected to be published in 2020.

The Background Document will set out OSPAR’s proposed next steps.

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Action briefing note for Actions 39 and 40

40

Share best practice on waste management, e.g. on landfill bans of high caloric wastes (esp. for plastics).

Germany and the Netherlands re lead with assistance from Plastics Europe and International Waste Working Group (IWWG)

See action 39 above.

41

Exchange experience on best practice to prevent litter entering into water systems and highlight these to River or River basin Commissions.

Netherlands and Germany with the assistance of Belgium

ACTION COMPLETED

An inventory of knowledge and actions concerning riverine litter was published in 2016.

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A work session was organised in June 2017 on “Riverine and Marine Litter” and a workshop report was produced.

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A follow up workshop was organised in 2019 to discuss monitoring methods relative to the input of riverine litter into the sea. Minutes of the Workshop on Riverine Litter, Paris, 4-5 of June & Information related to projects Workshop Riverine Litter, Paris, 4-5 of June

42

Investigate and promote with appropriate industries the use of Best Available Techniques (BAT) and Best Environmental Practice (BEP) to develop sustainable and cost effective solutions to reducing and preventing sewage and storm water related waste entering the marine environment, including micro particles.

Ireland, Norway and Sweden.

TO BE COMPLETED IN 2020/21

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Report concerning techniques to reduce litter in waste water and storm water

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Technical report on technologies for litter reduction from waste- and storm water and supply

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Background document on BAT/BEP in urban wastewater treatment systems, with a focus on stormwater related litter in particular microplastics was published in 2019.

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A synthesis of responses to a questionnaire on storm water systems will be produced.