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19 July 2021 | dataset

Plastic waste in the ocean in the Pacific Island region

Department of Environment and Conservation

The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) was established in 1985. Its mission (approved by the National Executive Council on 22 August 1989) is to ensure natural and physical resources are managed to sustain environmental quality and human well-being.

The key legislations administered by the Department are:

Environmental Planning Act 1978

Environmental Contaminants Act 1978

Conservation Areas Act 1978

National Parks Act 1982

International Trade (Fauna & Flora) Act 1979

Fauna (Protection and Control) Act 1966

Crocodile Trade (Protection) Act 1974

Water Resources Act 1982

It also has an important role under the Forests Act 1992.


This dataset has an article on plastics that make their way into the ocean and data on plastics and other waste in the Pacific Island region.

Data and Resource

Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean

This article discusses the issue of plastic…

Plastic waste data

This dataset contains information on plastic…

Field Value
Publisher PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority
Modified 19 July 2021
Release Date 19 July 2021
Identifier 63ff198c-2519-4153-a0ba-2d3cc5111c50
License Public
[Open Data]