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Excessive plastic use, poor waste management and mass tourism have dramatic effects on Mediterranean Sea.

Large plastic pieces injure, suffocate and often kill marine animals, including protected and endangered species, such as sea turtles and monk seals. Today, half of all sea turtles have ingested plastics and 90% of seabirds have plastic in their stomachs.

tonnes of plastic waste produced each year in Europe

and only a third is recycled.

Do I want more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050?

No, I want Mediterranean to become a

Half of all plastic waste in Italy, France and Spain ends up in landfills.

Recycled plastics currently account for only 6% of plastics demand in Europe

Let's save together the Mediterranean from plastic pollution!

Here's what you can do as a citizen and tourist to reduce water pollution:

  • Choose, when possible, products made of biodegradable or recycled materials instead of plastics biodegradable dental floss rather than nylon; wooden hair combs or clothes pegs; glass bottles; cotton napkins; etc.
  • Avoid disposable products like plastic straws, shopping bags, water bottles, crockery and cutlery.
  • Store food without plastic containers: prefer glass containers, an inert material that, unlike plastic, does not release any contaminants.
  • Avoid soaps and cosmetic products that contain microplastics: if they contain polyethylene, polypropylene or polyvinyl chloride โ€“ these are all plastics.
  • Buy unpackaged products: buy fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, fish sold loose/by weight, and โ€œon tapโ€ detergents in order to minimize the packaging.
  • Follow the waste and recycling procedures in your city or community.
  • Engage with your shops and supermarkets and your municipality to urgently reduce unnecessary plastics.

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