The Mediterranean polluted with microplastic record levels, WWF warns
The Mediterranean has become a "plastic trap," warns a report by WWF. (Photo: WWF)
(EUROPEAN UNION, 6/8/2018)
The Mediterranean Sea shows record levels of pollution from microplastics, threatening marine species and human health, according to a new WWF report.
Coinciding with World Oceans Day, the WWF report Out of the Plastic Trap: Saving the Mediterranean from plastic pollution raises the alarm on the dramatic effects that excessive plastic use, poor waste management and mass tourism are having on one of the most visited regions in the world.
Bringing together the most recent data and scientific evidence on plastic use in Europe and the many ways in which it impacts marine life, the report presents a detailed roadmap of the urgent actions institutions, businesses and citizens need to take to stop plastic waste from reaching the sea.
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