Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


Beach litter

Published on: Fri, 18/02/2022 - 09:55
Table of Contents
    Beach litter, seafloor litter and clean-up events

    • What is the main litter material found on beaches in Europe?
    • Can you find a beach where another material is the main source of litter?
    • In which country is it located? (Hint: Click on the graph)
    • What is the name of the beach?
    • What is the main litter material in this case?
    • What does the size of the plastic bags represent in the map? (Hint: Look at the legend of the map)
    • What are the impacts of plastic pollution? (Hint: Read the description of the map in i under map layer)
    • Look at the map layer on beach clean-up events and click on one of the Smurf icon representing a beach clean-up event. When did this event take place? How much waste was collected?
    • To prevent plastic pollution on beaches and at sea, we can all find solutions every day at home and at school. Can you give examples of what you can do?