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Video The waste dump of our planet - a look at Marine Litter
What we throw into the trash bin might end up into the sea.Our understanding is growing on this global issue, which has impacts on marine wildlife but also human health and the economy. Watch this video to find out more.
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How does it work?
Located in Environmental topics Marine LitterWatch Let's get started
Article European citizens to help tackle marine litter
Litter, plastics in particular, is accumulating in our seas and coasts mainly due to current unsustainable consumption and production patterns, poor waste management and the lack of public awareness. Marine litter is an increasing threat to the marine environment, to human health and our well-being. It has cross border impacts on wildlife and habitats. Without tackling marine litter, Europe cannot have healthy seas.
Located in Environmental topics Marine LitterWatch At a glance
GIS Map Application text/texmacs Marine LitterWatch - past and upcoming events
The map provides an overview on past and upcoming events in Europe. If you click on the dots in the map you will get more detailed information about the selected event. The legend can be turned off or on by clicking on "Legend" on the top left hand corner of the map.
Located in Environmental topics Marine LitterWatch Data and results
Data Marine litter (data from LitterWatch)
The European Environment Agency has developed Marine LitterWatch mobile app to collect information on marine litter and strengthen Europe’s knowledge base and thus provide support to European policy making. Marine LitterWatch is a citizen science based app that aims to help fill data gaps in beach litter monitoring.
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Access data and see results
Marine LitterWatch aggregated results and access to data.
Located in Environmental topics Marine LitterWatch Data and results
Article Litter in our seas
Around 70 % of our planet is covered by oceans and marine litter can be found almost everywhere. Marine litter, plastics in particular, pose a threat not only to the health of our seas and coasts, but also to our economy and our communities. Most marine litter is generated by land-based activities. How can we stop the flow of litter into our seas? The best place to start tackling this global marine problem is on land.
Located in Signals — Living in a changing climate Signals 2014 Close up
Image Marine litter on a beach
Marine litter on a beach.
Located in Environmental topics Coasts and seas Marine LitterWatch
Organising clean-up events
Located in Environmental topics Marine LitterWatch Let's get started
File Marine litter
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