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1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Protocol)

The London Protocol is one of two global ocean treaties. The London Protocol updates and is intended to replace the London Convention. The London Protocol prohibits all wastes, except for those identified on the “reverse list”. These improvements to the London Convention further ensure that the few materials that are permitted for ocean disposal are carefully evaluated and will not pose a danger to human health or the environment and that there are not more feasible alternatives for their reuse or disposal.

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