Did you know that the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is taking place from 20 to 28 November 2021? It is the biggest campaign to raise awareness about waste prevention in Europe. Its objectives are to:
It is estimated that more than 150 million tonnes of plastics have accumulated in the world's ocean, while 4.6-12.7 million tonnes are added every year. Approximately 80% of marine litter is land-based.  Therefore, we can all contribute to reducing marine litter through waste prevention wherever we live, be it along the coast or far away from the ocean.
Dive into the Map of the Week to learn more about seafloor litter plastic bags density.
Wondering what you can do?
The data in this map are provided by EMODnet.