Clean Up The Med is back, an important and international campaign to clean up the beaches and natural sites around the Mediterranean Sea. Last year alone, the initiative allowed the collection of 800,000 tons of waste, and the union of 500,000 people from different cultures, all united against the pollution of marine litter along our beaches and the sea. From Algeria to France, from Greece to Malta, from Portugal to Palestine and Israel, thousands of volunteers will also meet this year for a cleaner sea.
This year the Clean Up The Med Campaign, coordinated since 1995 by Legambiente, is promoted by the COMMON project, and thanks to it there will be the possibility of further expanding the boundaries of the initiative, involving Lebanon and Tunisia at the forefront. The campaign will be held in spring, for a weekend dedicated to love for the environment, for the territory and for our sea. Join our campaign to protect our sea by filling out the participation form http://bit.ly/CUTM2021 and download the new brochure. Admissions will be open until March 21 and participants will receive the communication kit for the event, complete with brochure and flag.
Over the years Clean-up the Med has involved 21 Mediterranean countries and also this year schools, volunteers, citizens, and local civil societies will clean the coasts and natural reserves of waste of any kind generated by wrong human activities.
To date, many studies have shown that the contamination of the Mediterranean Sea is extremely serious and the impact of plastic waste is critical. Marine litter monitoring is an important tool of the initiative: we call on the contribution of all associations involved in the event to understand the levels of diffusion of plastic litter along the coasts. This is key to addressing common policies aimed at reducing the impact of marine litter.