COMMON project: let’s start to Clean Up The Med

May 11, 2021
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Clean Up The Med, the Legambiente‘s campaign to raise awareness among citizens on the reduction of marine litter, returns with its 28th edition on 14 May for two mobilization weekends that will involve associations, universities, municipalities, public bodies, schools and citizens.

The campaign will start on the weekend of 14-16 May and will continue throughout the Mediterranean on the weekend of 28-30 May.

This year, about 100 organizations from 17 countries have joined the initiative: Italy, France, Spain, Algeria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Croatia, Cyprus, Morocco, Malta, Turkey, Libya, and Greece, Monaco and even Canada. In addition to the physical removal of waste, the campaign aims to raise awareness in the community, to restore cleaner beaches, coasts, and reefs and to monitor the health of the Mediterranean coasts.

This event is a major environmental volunteer initiative promoted this year by COMMON (COastal Management and Monitoring Network for tackling marine litter in Mediterranean sea), a European project funded by Eni CBC Med Programme that involves Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia with the aim of protecting the coasts of the Mediterranean from the marine litter through sustainable management.


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ENI CBC Med – Cooperating across borders in the Mediterranean

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia