The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of IMO, at its sixty-second session in July 2011, adopted the Revised MARPOL Annex V, concerning Regulations for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships, which enters into force on 1 January 2013. The associated guidelines which assist States and industry in the implementation of MARPOL Annex V have been reviewed and updated and two Guidelines were adopted in March 2012 at MEPC’s sixty-third session. The 2012 edition of this publication contains: −− 2012 Guidelines for the implementation of MARPOL Annex V (resolution MEPC.219(63)); −− 2012 Guidelines for the development of garbage management plans (resolution MEPC.220(63)); and −− Revised MARPOL Annex V (resolution MEPC.201(62)).