Action 48: Environmental harm from common marine litter items

Action Title: Evaluate the potential harm caused to the marine environment by items such as cigarette filters/butts, balloons, shotgun wads, cotton buds and bio-film support media used in sewage plants. Based on this evaluation, proposals can be made on the elimination, change or adaptation requirements for these other potentially problematic items.

Lead Party(ies): France, with participation from Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Ireland