The Northern Ireland Marine Litter Strategy was published on 4 July 2013. The Strategy is a co-ordinated response which aims to reduce the levels of litter entering the sea and removing litter which is already there. The Strategy contains measures designed to change attitudes and behaviour towards littering. This will be done through education, adequate provision of bins, fining offenders and collecting data on the extent of the problem.
A copy of the Strategy is availableto download: Marine Litter Strategy (1.71MB)
The Strategy will be implemented through partnerships between public, private and voluntary and community organisations. This will help ensure the problem of marine litter is addressed at a local level while the strategic direction provided by the Strategy will ensure that the problem is addressed at a Northern Ireland level.