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Environment Policy S-ML-2

The introduction of litter as a result of proposals should be avoided or minimised where practicable and activities that help reduce marine litter will be supported.

Policy Considerations

  1. Proposals should demonstrate the consideration of potential introduction of litter from the activity. The introduction of litter should be avoided or where this is not possible should mimise any litter. 
  2. Proposals should include a brief explanation or evidence of a plan to remove waste during construction; licensed marine activities will need to demonstrate consideration of the Waste Framework Directive and Waste Hireachy.
  3. Proposals should, where possible, support activities which reduce marine litter, such as voluntary beach clean schemes and the Fishing For Litter by-catch removal scheme by commercial fishermen.