Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/06/13

Mediterranean plastic pollution hotspots highlighted in report

A discarded plastic bottle in the Port-a Cros natural park, near Marseilles“Nine coastlines have been identified as the places in the Mediterranean most polluted with plastic, a report says.
They include top tourist spots such as Barcelona, Marseilles, Tel-Aviv and the Venice coast near the Po river.
The report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said all Mediterranean countries had underperformed in managing plastic contamination.
It said 570,000 tonnes of plastic went into the sea each year – the equivalent of 33,800 plastic bottles every minute.
The conservation group is calling on governments and the EU drastically to reduce plastic production and increase recycling.
“Our plastic system is broken – all Mediterranean countries still fail to collect all their waste,” said Giuseppe Di Carlo, director of WWF Mediterranean Marine Initiative.”

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Fonte: BBC, 7 de junho de 2019.

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