EU Delegation to Algeria : Awareness raising activities to fight against marine pollution
September 23, 2019
In the framework of the World Cleaning Day, the Delegation of the European Union to Algeria organised last Saturday a special day to raise awareness on marine pollution, in collaboration with the EU member states represented in Algeria and the ministry of Environment and Renewable Energies.
A beach clean-up action, which gathered more than a hundred volunteers, took place in Khelloufi 1 beach in the city of Zeralda. It was organised in the framework of #EUBeachCleanup, the beach clean-up world campaign, held by the European Union worldwide, in association with the United Nations and the Smurfs.
Besides, a conference/debate on the challenges and stakes of marine pollution, as well as awareness-raising workshops in a school on the dangers of plastic waste and a visit to the recycling centre and technical landfill facility of Hamici were also organised.
Cleaning beaches has immediate positive results. Last year, the efforts made by the EU delegations throughout the world allowed the removal of more than 10 tons of waste in one day.