Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) workshop on ‘Nanoplastics in Marine Debris

APEC Nanoplastics Workshop 2021

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation


Recorded presentations from the 2021 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) workshop on ‘Nanoplastics in Marine Debris are available on their webpage.

The workshop facilitated the sharing of best practices for characterization, understanding fate/transport, exposure, risk assessment, human and ecological health implications, and mitigation and remediation of micro- and nanoplastics (NMPs) in APEC economies. Outcomes supported the implementation of the APEC Roadmap on Marine Debris and core work of the APEC Ocean and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG).

Policymakers, program managers from research, funding, and regulatory agencies, industry representatives and scientists from APEC economies were invited to come together to participate and learn from each other’s experiences, share information and ideas on ongoing and planned projects, and develop plans for leveraged international efforts to address these global issues across the APEC region.