Pollution of the sea with litter to the extent that we are currently experiencing is an increasing ecological, social and economic problem. Plastics make up the largest share of this litter at about 75%. The European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD 2008/56/EC) requires Member States to regulate inputs in such a way that by 2020 the properties and quantities of marine litter do not cause harm to the coastal and marine environment. This report of the Working Group on Sea-Based Sources of the German Round Table on Marine Litter contains recommendations to improve the management of ship-generated waste in ports in Europe and ultimately reduce the disposal of waste into the sea.
Here you can find the German version of this recommendation.