List of abbreviations

List of abbreviations

ALDFG abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear
AFGC Australian Food and Grocery Council
AFMA Australian Fisheries Management Authority
AIMS Australian Institute of Marine Science
ALGA Australian Local Government Association
AMDI Australian Marine Debris Index
AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority
APC Australian Packaging Covenant
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
BPA bisphenol A
CDS container deposit scheme
COAG Council of Australian Governments
CWA Clean Water Act (US)
DDT dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
EDC endocrine disrupting chemical
EPA Environment Protection Authority
EPBC Act Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
GBRMPA Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
GPML Global Partnership on Marine Litter
ICNA Act Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989
MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPP marine plastic pollution
NELA National Environmental Law Association
NEPC National Environment Protection Council
NEPM National Environment Protection Measure
NICNAS National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
NPCIA National Packaging Industry Association
NRM Natural Resource Management
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
PCP personal care product
PET polyethylene terephthalate
PFOA perfluorooctanoic acid
PFOS perfluorooctane sulfonate
POP persistent organic pollutant
RIS Regulation Impact Statement
RVMS Reverse Vending Machine Scheme
SCEW Standing Council on Environment and Water
SOLAS International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
SPREP Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
TAP Threat Abatement Plan
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme

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