Over 200,000 tonnes of plastic leaking into the Mediterranean each year

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A new IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) report finds that an estimated 229,000 tonnes of plastic is leaking into the Mediterranean Sea every year, equivalent to over 500 shipping containers each day. Unless significant measures are taken to address mismanaged waste, the main source of the leakage, this will at least double by 2040.

Based on a compilation of data from field studies and using the IUCN marine plastic footprint methodology,  the report, Mare Plasticum: The Mediterranean,  developed in partnership with Environmental Action, estimates plastic fluxes from 33 countries around...


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Over 200,000 tonnes of plastic leaking into the Mediterranean each year


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