How the current measures are targeted to descriptors of the state of marine environment:

Marine litter

  • Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (London Dumping Convention; Treaty Series of the Statute Book of Finland 34/1979)
  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 73/78; Treaty Series of the Statute Book of Finland 51/1983)
  • Provisions of the Land Use and Building Act (132/1999), the Water Services Act (119/2001) and Flood Risk Management Act (620/2010) in the management of stormwater and meltwater
  • Prohibition on littering included in the Waste Act (646/2011)
  • Government Decree on Waste (179/2012), which includes provisions on the organisation of waste management and the sorting of waste
  • Government Decree on Packaging and Packaging Waste (518/2014) implementing Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste
  • Environmental Protection Act (527/2014) and Decree (713/2014)
  • Act on Environmental Protection in Maritime Transport (1672/2009)
  • Finland’s maritime strategy 2014–2022