The marine litter research of IMARES features in a documentary (22 minutes) by which the Port of Rotterdam Authority aims to promote usage of port reception facilities.
Wastes discarded from ships play an important role in marine litter in the North Sea. The Port of Rotterdam Authority in the Netherlands wants to make a contribution to solving the waste problem. A film has been produced to promote ships to use the port reception facilities. Thousands of DVD's with a choice of subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Russian and Spanish have been distributed over ships visiting Rotterdam. IMARES research features in this film to clarify why proper waste management is so important.