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Medellin Declaration on Marine Litter in Life Cycle Assessment and Management

Facilitated by the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation (FSLCI) in close cooperation with La Red Iberoamericana de Ciclo de Vida (RICV) on Wednesday 14 of June 2017

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The Medellin Declaration on Marine Litter in Life Cycle Assessment and Management was developed during the Conferencia Internacional de Análisis de Ciclo de Vida en Latinoamérica, which took place from 12–15 June in Medellin, Colombia. The Declaration calls for an improved handling of plastic resources and is meant to encourage researchers and relevant stakeholders to develop new methodologies to address marine litter better within Life Cycle Assessments.

The declaration has been co-authored by various stakeholders present at the conference and has been revised in an online-consultation process until the 18th of July. The global life cycle community is invited to join the Medelling Declaration, which is available for signature on the FSLCI website at: https://fslci.org/medellindeclaration.

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Sonnemann, G., Valdivia, S. Medellin Declaration on Marine Litter in Life Cycle Assessment and Management. Int J Life Cycle Assess 22, 1637–1639 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-017-1382-z

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Keywords

  • Declaration
  • Marine litter
  • Plastics
  • Ocean
  • Marine pollution
  • LCA
  • LCIA
  • Extended producer responsibility