The Combating Marine Plastic Waste-2019Shanghai Forum held on Chongming Island

2019-11-11

The Combating Marine Plastic Waste-2019Shanghai Forum is held on Chongming Island.

The Combating Marine Plastic Waste-2019Shanghai Forum was held on Chongming Island from November 4-5. ECNU co-hosted the forum with UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Plastic Marine Debris and Microplastics (RTRC-PMDMP).

Nearly 100 government officials, entrepreneurs and renowned experts and scholars from countries such as France, Thailand and China attended the forum alongside members from RTRC-PMDMP, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and other organizations.

Reducing marine plastic pollution was the main topic at the forum, with attention to the research, regulations, international governance, garbage classification and recycling economy.

Everyone agreed that marine plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges for the world today. They discussed opportunities and strategies to address marine plastic waste pollution, as well as economic issues in recycling plastics, household waste classification, and sustainable life-cycle management of plastics.

Director of ECNU Research Center for Marine Plastics Prof. Li Daoji gives his speech.

Director of ECNU Research Center for Marine Plastics Prof. Li Daoji said that China attaches great importance to marine plastic pollution, and remains committed to the prevention and control of marine plastics through international co-governance and the country’s own action plans to combat marine pollution. As chair of the forum, ECNU’s Prof. Li applauded those in attendance for their values on environmental protection.

Experts and entreprenuers present their innovative solutions.

Significantly, this forum adopted the 2019 Declaration of Combating Marine Plastic Waste Shanghai Forum.


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华东师范大学
East China Normal University