2019 APEC Workshop on Finding Approaches to Monitor and Manage the Marine Microplastics in APEC Region was held in Xiamen on 7-9 January 2019 by the Second Institute of Oceanography of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the College of Oceanography of Zhejiang University. More than 50 representatives participated in the seminar, which included experts, scholars and government representatives from 8 APEC economies as well as Chinese government maritime scholarship students.
Prof. Jinhui Li, Tsinghua University, the executive director and Dr. Jiajia Wang from Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific/Stockholm Convention Regional Centre for Capacity-building and the Transfer of Technology in Asia and the Pacific (BCRC China/SCRCAP) participated in theseminar.Prof.Li madeareport entitled “international and national process of governance and management on marine micro plastic and waste”. The report focuses on the latest progress in waste plastics and microplastics management at the international and national levels, gives an in-depth understanding of the latest resolution of UNEA and the latest progress of the Basel convention, as well as China's latest policies on the management of plastic waste.
This seminar set up a platform for exchange of research on microplastics and promoted the communication among APEC economies in microplastics related fields, which provided ideas for the monitoring and management of microplastics and is of great significance for the future governance of Marinemicro plasticsin the Asia-pacific region.