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Watch: Malta’s role in the fight against plastic in the Mediterranean

Malta, along with 8 other European Union countries and two associated states, will be cleaning up its beaches in what is known as “Blue Mediterranean Clean-Up Week”.

During the first week of July, 11 NGOs which are recognised national Blue Flag operators, will collaborate in a joint effort to clean up the Mediterranean Sea from the plastic waste and litter which sadly ends up there.

These operators from 11 European countries believe that not only does awareness need to be raised about the danger of plastic in the sea, but action needs to be taken. Thus, this week everyone is invited to lend a hand and clean up the beaches in Malta and Gozo.

Blue Flag Malta and Nature Trust Malta will be coordinating this campaign for 2019.

Countries participating in this initiative are:

Cyprus – CYMEPA
France – Teragir
Greece – Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature
Italy – FEE Italia
Malta – Nature Trust Malta -FEE
Montenegro – Environmental Consultancy of Montenegro
Israel – Israel Oceans Echo
Portugal – Pressurized container / EEA Portugal
Slovenia – Drustvo Doves – FEE Slovenia
Spain – Bandera Azul
Turkey – Environmental Education in Turkey – FEE Turkey

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