For the Mediterranean countries to manage their plastic waste is bad, so they make the sea more and more dirty. According to a new report from WWF, the world wide fund for nature. “The Mediterranean Sea is to the choking in plastic waste,” says the organization, which is a Belgian holidaymakers, is evoked in order to this summer, and their good habits to take with you on holiday with you.
In a new report, insert the Plastic tsunami: how mediterranean their sea, may be able to save it evaluates the WWF-mediterranean countries and their performance in dealing with plastic pollution, from production to consumption.
The report showed that each year of 0,57 million tons of plastic in the Mediterranean Sea, invloeit. This is the equivalent of 33.800 bottles per minute. And plastic pollution will be in accordance with the organization will continue to grow, with a projected four-fold increase of the production of the plastic waste in the region by the year 2050.
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Kustactiviteiten account for more than half of it is plastic-it can flow in. Each and every day to collect each and every kilometres of coastline and more than five kilograms of plastic waste. The most polluted coastlines and include some of the major tourist destinations, such as Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Valencia and the bay of Marseille and the coast of Venice, italy.
The rest of the plastic rubbish comes from the rivers (30 per cent), transport (20 per cent) in the north sea.
To make matters worse, to create, to import a lot of countries that are already having problems with their waste management is also a large amount of waste, ” says the WWF. As it is, Belgium is one of the largest exporters of plastic scrap to Turkey, a country that is almost impossible to control, let alone recycles, according to the WWF.
The problem is, with the processing starting with inadequate grading, which makes it of plastic waste, were not recyclable. The deposit, which often will not be covered.
In the petition, and less plastic used
WWF calls on the international petition to sign for a global agreement against plastic pollution from the ocean, it is more than a growth invested $ 630,000 signatures collected.
In addition, it requires the organization to everyone who made this summer by the Mediterranean Sea and draws, to make the plastic for one-time use, as much as possible to avoid them. For example, by not using drinking straws, plastic stirrers or cups to use your own drinkbus to take with you. During the tourist season, increasing the amount of plastic waste in the Mediterranean Sea, with 40 percent of the time.