Japan Releases Action Plan to Reduce Marine Plastic Waste

Politics

Tokyo, May 31 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government released on Friday its action plan aimed at reducing plastic waste in the ocean that includes preventing littering and supporting cleanup activities by residents.

Japan will present the plan to a meeting of leaders from the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies to be held in the western Japan city of Osaka on June 28-29, highlighting its efforts on the issue.

The government plans to encourage its G-20 partners to compile respective action plans to tackle marine pollution by plastic waste.

"The issue of marine plastic waste is the biggest theme of the G-20 summit. Global efforts are indispensable for solving the problem," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a meeting of ministers related to the issue.

"Each economy is required to implement concrete measures. As the chair of the meeting, Japan will demonstrate its leadership," Abe said.

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