Millions of Mediterranean Sea Visitors Causing Toxic Plastic Pollution

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Millions of Mediterranean Sea visitors causing toxic plastic pollution, reports a recent research study.

Another report disclosed by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) with respect to the United Nations World Oceans Day, has uncovered that voyagers make a 40 per cent surge in squander entering the Mediterranean Sea, while nearly all of which is plastic.

In excess of 200 million individuals visit the Med every year, since a blend of litter on the shorelines and poor waste administration is making the ocean a standout amongst the most dirtied on the planet. The sea contains one per cent of the entire water existing o the Earth, with seven per cent of the world’s micro plastic.

Sky News joined jumpers on the Greek island of Santorini who were evacuating nets and lobster pots that have caught on rocks. the chief executive of WWF, Tanya Steele said in a statement that, “The Mediterranean is a beautiful holiday destination enjoyed by millions of British people each summer, but when we come home with our happy memories we’re leaving behind a toxic legacy of plastic waste.”

The World Wide Fund for Nature is urging to holidaymakers to dump straws, not to utilize wet wipes and mull over purchasing inflatable pool toys. The philanthropy is additionally worried about deserted apparition angling nets that proceed to catch and execute marine life. They likewise discharge little plastic filaments as they debase.

Healthy Seas project coordinator, Veronika Mikos quoted that, “The most lethal of all lost fishing gear is the gill net. You can hardly see them, so they are dangerous for animals and dangerous for divers.”

 

 

 

Lea Kawalchuck

Lea Kawalchuck graduated from the University of Winnipeg 2005. Lea is an island transplant, having grown up in Manitoba. After graduating school, it didn’t take didn’t take her long to decide she wanted to stay on the island Lea has written for several major publications including The Vancouver Sun and the Huffington Post. Lea iis our community reporter and also covers world events.

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About the Author: Lea Kawalchuck

Lea Kawalchuck graduated from the University of Winnipeg 2005. Lea is an island transplant, having grown up in Manitoba. After graduating school, it didn’t take didn’t take her long to decide she wanted to stay on the island Lea has written for several major publications including The Vancouver Sun and the Huffington Post. Lea iis our community reporter and also covers world events.

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