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Plasticsoep clearly visible in the Italian lakes

Holidaymakers in Italy but better with plastic waste that washes ashore on the beaches of the Italian lakes. In tourist attractions such as lake Garda and lake Como are on average two pieces of plastic waste per square meter observed.

That warning Legambiente, a milieubeschermingsgroep. The group took in June and July samples at 20 beaches along five lakes.

According to Giorgio Zampetti, director of Legambiente, this shows that the concern about the accumulation of plastic waste is not limited may be to the oceans. A lot of the waste that is in rivers is being dumped into the lakes, where it is ‘disturbing amounts of ” accumulated.

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