Clean-up the Med

Since 1995 Legambiente has been coordinating associations, schools and local institutions which decide to commit themselves to clean up beaches and natural sites on the last week end of May. Clean-up the Med involves 21 Mediterranean countries and over 150 participants coordinating istitutions, schools and local civil societies in order to clean up the coasts and natural reserves from litter of any sort generated by wrong human activities. The main purpose of our Campaign is not only that of physically removing waste but also raising awareness and educating the community. In 2017 the action will take place on 27-28-29th of […]

Stop plastic bags in the Mediterranean Area

CONSIDERING, Unep states that “marine litter in the Mediterranean is a confirmed critical issue. The problem is exacerbated by the basin’s limited exchanges with other oceans, its densely populated coasts, highly developed tourism, 30% of the world’s maritime traffic passing through and various additional inputs of litter from rivers and very urbanized areas.“. Plastic bags emergency. In the European Union, around 100 billion plastic bags are put on the market each year (equivalent to 190 million tons of oil consumption). Many end up in the seas or on the coast. In Mediterranean Sea an estimated 25 million plastic bags pollute […]

Contribution of the Alliance for Sustainable and Solidarity Mediterranean As part of the COP21

For many centuries, the Mediterranean was the cradle of a civilisation that sent avantgarde conceptions of progress and modernism throughout the world. Through the development of communication and exchanges, the various communities and populations of the numerous parts of that entity have upheld those dynamics despite the greed-based conflicts which so often, in the course of its long history, hit this part of the world. For several score years, the economy & the environment of the M~ have suffered greatly. We firmly believe in the pertinence of sustainable development, because it is favourable to peace, human rights, solidarity, & culture. […]