Here you can find the latest essential reports on plastic contamination of the seas

IUCN report, on how large the problem with microplastics is,

and the part played by everyday products in the total discharge to the oceans:


UN report (2016) on status, effects and action on marine waste:

Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics


World Economic Forum´s report on the new plastics economy:

The New Plastics Economy - Rethinking the future of plastics


NOAA´s report on effects of marine waste in coastal waters:

Marine Debris Impacts on Coastal and Benthic Habitats


GESAMP expert group´s global estimate on the effects of microplastics:

Sources, fate and effects of microplastics in the marine environment: 

A global assessment


The Danish Environmental Authority´s report on sources of microplastics in Denmark:

Marine Litter in Nordic Waters