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Marine Debris Program Hosts INTERPOL Webinar for Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee

DECEMBER 7, 2020 — On November 19, the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP), in its role as Chair of the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC), hosted a webinar for IMDCC agency representatives as well as MDP staff.

The webinar focused on the recently released report “INTERPOL’s strategical analysis on emerging criminal trends in the global plastic waste market since January 2018.” Based on open sources and criminal intelligence from 40 countries, the report provides a comprehensive global picture of emerging trafficking routes and crime threats in the plastic waste market, and recommends tailored enforcement responses.

Joseph Poux, Chair, and William Wilson, Vice Chair, of the INTERPOL Pollution Crime Working Group discussed the report and its findings, as well as the ongoing efforts of INTERPOL to combat ocean pollution. 

For more information, please contact Yael.Seid-Green@noaa.gov

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Last updated Friday, December 11, 2020 5:02pm PST