Clean up the MED 2016

francia-1024x768Since 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.
This is the awareness campaign Clean Up the Med that each year involve more than 1,500 locations in 21 Mediterranean countries with the aim of draw attention on the pollution of the Mediterranean Sea and motivate communities to work together to change the situation.
Different studies, have shown that the contamination of the Mediterranean Sea is very high and the level of plastic waste is beyond critical. For this reason, with Clean Up the MED we want not only make actions of removing waste but also raising awareness and educating the community on the importance of reduce the pollution released into the sea.
In 2016, Clean up the Med will be held on the 27th, 28th and 29th May. Thousands of volunteers, from many different countries, speaking different languages and from many different cultures and religions will act together to protect their environment by removing tons of waste from the Mediterranean beaches and coastline.

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