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Coastal Communities Manager, Sinead, will be attending this year’s Stop Litter Now! Summit in Brussels.

Sharing Responsibility For Litter Prevention In Europe

The Stop Litter Now! Summit 2016 couldn’t be more timely! The European Commission’s comprehensive proposals to establish shared responsibility for litter and prevention of littering are being examined by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.

The Commission wants national waste management plans to include national action to deal with sources of litter and all types of littering. Producers whose products often enter the litter stream will be obliged to communicate about prevention of littering. And all member states will be required to ensure that littering becomes an offence punishable by law.

The Summit scopes out the challenge, profiles key work in the field and brings together stakeholders from across the EU to discuss solutions and debate shared responsibility. The event will conclude with a keynote speech from Commissioner Karmenu Vella and a panel debate on implementing shared responsibility.