Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Stem the tide of Asia’s riverine plastic emission into the ocean

IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC), IOC/UNESCO - Thailand

Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, Understand and beat marine pollution

River is recognized as a major source of marine plastic waste. It was estimated that more than half of marine plastics comes from Asia’s rivers. This Decade Action aims to generate timely and reliable riverine plastic data to inform waste management and policy recommendations, support technology innovation and promote behavior change, with a view to arresting worsening riverine plastic and microplastic pollution.

Start date: 01/06/2022
End date: 31/12/2028

Lead Contact: Wenxi Zhu ( and Daoji Li (