GESAMP Workshop on Sources, fate and effects of microplastics in the marine environment

GESAMP Workshop on Sources, fate and effects of microplastics in the marine environment

Members of GESAMP Working Group 40 on 'Sources, fate and effects of Microplastics in the marine environment' met in Guayaquil, Equador from 3 to 6 November 2015. The purpose was to update the first assessment, published in spring 2015, as a contribution towards discussion of marine litter at the 2nd United Nations' Environment Assembly, in May 2016.  The workshop was hosted by the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS) with support from UNEP. The updated assessment report will be published in spring 2016.