Addressing Ocean Pollutants to achieve a toxics-free future
Marine pollutants are threatening the health of our oceans. Every day, a cocktail of intentional and unintentional chemical releases, as well as the unrelenting tidal wave of wastes, particularly plastic waste, enter our oceans and waterways.
In October, 2013, IPEN adopted its "Minamata Declaration on Toxic Metals." Along with IPEN's "Stockholm Declaration," which was developed in relation to IPEN's work on the Stockholm Convention on POPs, and its "Dubai Declaration for a Toxics-Free Future," which was developed in relation to IPEN's work on the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), IPEN's "Minamata Declaration on Toxic Metals" was spurred on by IPEN's f