The IUCN Members Assembly that was held last week as part of the World Conservation Congress in Honolulu passed a motion on marine litter. The motion recognizes the problem of marine plastic and calling on countries to prevent, reduce, and otherwise manage it.
The motion’s original proposed text was revised to emphasize the particular roles of microbeads and fish aggregation devices in contributing to the problem. Go here for the approved motion.
The motion was passed by 130 for 0 against member governments with 26 abstentions, and by 554 member non governmental organizations voting for, 7 opposed, with 126 abstentions.