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Since 1995 Legambiente has been coordinating organizations, schools, tourist hotels, local people and local institutions from all over the countries of the Mediterranean basin, in activities of cleaning up beaches and natural sites from litter of any sort generated by wrong human activities.

Each year the awareness campaign Clean Up the Med involves more than 1,500 locations in 21 Mediterranean countries aiming to draw attention on the pollution of the Mediterranean Sea and motivate communities to work together to change the situation. Last year Cleanupthemed involved over 150 participants coordinating istitutions, schools and local civil societies.

In 2017, Clean up the Med will been held on the 26th, 27th and 28th May. Thousands of volunteers, from many different countries, speaking different languages and from different cultures and religions will act together to protect their environment by removing tons of waste spoiling the Mediterranean beaches and coastlines as well as the sea bottoms.

Different studies have shown that the contamination of the Mediterranean Sea is extremely elevated and the level of plastic waste is beyond critical. For this reason with Clean Up the MED we do not only want to make actions of removing waste but also raise awareness and educate the community on the importance of reducing the pollution released into the sea. The marine litter monitoring is an important moment of the Clean Up the MED 2017. Legambiente requires  the contribution of all the associations involved in the event to understand the levels of diffusion of microplastics (also known as nurdles) that can be found along shores and in the sea. The results of the “beach litter survey” have shown significant statistics  (you may look at the 2016 Beach Litter final report for reference).
This year we also made an appeal to coordinate a ban on plastic bags. Read the full article  here

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A partir de 1995 Legambiente coordonne les associations, les écoles et les institutions locales pour consacrer le dernier week-end de mai au nettoyage des plages et des sites naturels.
Clean-up the Med est une opération diffusée en 21 pays de la Méditerranée pour nettoyer les côtes et les réserves marines de déchets de toute sorte généré par les mauvaises activités humaines et implique plus de 150 entre écoles, municipalités, université, organisations de bénévolat et écolos, afin de nettoyer les côtes et les réserves naturelles de toute sorte de déchets engendrés par de mauvaises activités humaines. Le principal objectif de notre campagne est donc non seulement celui d’enlever physiquement les déchets mais aussi de sensibiliser et d’éduquer la collectivité.
Clean up the Med 2017 se déroulera 26th, 27th and 28th May.
Entre nos activités il y a le monitorage de déchets marins, auquel nous vous invitons a participer, pour comprendre les niveaux de diffusion des microplastiques qui peuvent être trouvées le long des côtes, dans la mer et dans la faune marine. Ici, le rapport final du monitorage 2016.
Cette année nous proposons aussi un appel pour l’interdiction des sacs en plastique.
Lisez l’article complet ici et joindrez la campagne pour améliorer ensemble notre environnement.


Useful documents:

Clean Up the Med Brochure
Invitation letter EN/FR
Monitoring direction and survey EN/ FR
Beach litter instructions (excel file)  EN/ FR
What are nurdles

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