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.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- The London Protocol (PDF)(25 pp, 92 K)