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Environment and circular economy transition in China


Reduce marine plastic litter by fishing-for-litter schemE


To reduce marine plastic litter through assisting and encouraging local fishermen to bring back waste caught in their fishing nets to the fishing port for further treatment.


  • Develop the incentive mechanism and establish the operation procedures of FfL scheme based on baseline investigation and evaluation
  • Pilot practice of FfL scheme including two implementation periods
  • Dissemination and promotion of pilot experience
  • Carry out awareness raising activities regarding waste collection targeting fishermen, policy maker and other stakeholders during the whole project


  • Analysis report about current situation of pilot areas (2021.02)
  • Incentive mechanism plan report of FfL scheme (2021.02)
  • Policy recommendation and pilot final report (2022.02)

Contact person

LIU Xiao

Dr. Liu Xiao
Country Coordinator

Rethinking Plastics—Circular Economy Solutions to Marine Litter

Commissioned by

german cooperation

Implemented by

In Cooperation with