Clean Up The Med campaign returns for a third edition

May 12, 2022
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To date, many studies have shown that the contamination of the Mediterranean Sea is extremely serious, and the impact of plastic waste is critical, posing environmental, economic, health and aesthetic problems. However, despite all the efforts, the plastic we found and keep finding on beaches is only 5% of the total marine plastic litter, the remaining 95% lies on the sea bottom.

For this goal, the Clean Up The Med campaign, promoted for the third year by the Eni CBC Med Programme-funded COMMON (COastal Management and Monitoring Network for tackling marine litter in Mediterranean sea) European project, unites the Mediterranean countries.

The campaign returns on 13 May, for a mobilization weekend that will involve associations, universities, municipalities, public bodies, schools, and citizens.

Over the past three years, the campaign has brought together 20 Mediterranean countries, with more than 150 organizations and around 6.000 volunteers.

This year, 93 organizations from 17 countries have already joined the initiative: Italy, France, Spain, Algeria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Croatia, Cyprus, Morocco, Malta, Turkey, Libya, Greece, Israel, Portugal, and Jordan.

In addition to the physical removal of waste, the campaign aims to raise awareness in the community, restore cleaner beaches, coasts, and reefs, and monitor the health of the Mediterranean coasts.

For more information

Press release

COMMON project

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia