The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty
The Madrid Protocol - Main Points - 11 slides

9 - Prevention of Marine Pollution - The discharge of all waste substances from ships is regulated despite the Treaty applying only to the land and ice-shelves and not otherwise to the sea. This includes oily mixtures, noxious liquid substances plastics and general waste.

Antarctic treaty main points

Despite being on the sea rather than land, ship-borne waste is subject to the Treaty.

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