Every year, some 8 million tons of plastic enter the sea. As it slowly degrades, plastic marine litter turns into microplastics, becomes ingested by animals and in turn enters the human food chain. The EU is determined to solve this issue once and for all. But public policy and legislation alone cannot solve this problem: a clean ocean is the responsibility of all.
By cleaning beaches across the world in the #EUBeachCleanup campaign, volunteers want to send a strong statement: let’s solve this issue now, together! In this episode, we’ll join some of the activists in Marseille, France, including the local head of the European Commission representative office and a passionate scuba diver, on the occasion of the “Clean Old Port” campaign. We’ll also meet the developers of WasteShark, an EU-supported drone catamaran made to collect floating litter in coastal areas.
Euronews Ocean: When it comes to cleaning up the Oceans, technology may be good but education is even better
- Publication date
- 15 November 2019
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries