Tools and guidelines

Page Last modified 16 Apr 2015, 04:07 PM
This section contains the Marine LitterWatch (MLW) tools and guidance material. It also provides other type of MLW communication material that communities can use in their own activities.


Mobile app - Android version available from the Google Play store here / iOS app version (for iPhones and iPads) available from the Apple store here

Web portal – an administration and management tool for communities and event organisers. It can be accessed here

Guidance and communication material

MLW app guidelines: an user guide to both the Android and iOS app versions.

Hand-out guides: these 1 page guides are quick and easy visualisations of the main steps on how to use MLW depending if: you are community administrator, an event organiser or a volunteer/participant in an event.

Top 20 items list: the list of the most common marine litter items found on beaches in Europe. This list appears when you open a survey in the app.

Full items list: the European reference list of all marine litter items found on beaches. This master list can be accessed in the survey option of the app.

MLW general slides: a powerpoint presentation that contains the basic elements about Marine LitterWatch. Communities are welcome to use it and adapt it to their own communication material.

Geographic coverage

European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100