#EUBeachCleanUp 2021: together to protect marine life

July 22, 2021
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Every year, the EU organises an ocean-activism and awareness-raising campaign – #EUBeachCleanup – featuring events across the world.

Teaming up with the United Nations and the bluest of friends, the Smurfs, the EU strongly believes that we can all make a real difference for our blue planet, taking responsible action as individuals and collectively. This year we raise the stakes with even more engaging online and offline activities.

For the 2021 edition, the EU is calling for more localised engagement, as group actions may pose risks to public health. In line with the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference in October, this year’s global #EUBeachCleanup campaign will focus on the theme of marine biodiversity.

Under the headline “together to protect marine life”, the EU invites you to explore the UN’s ActNow campaign for individual action and take daily steps to protect our environment. Each of us can combat pollution and marine litter by changing a few habits in our everyday life!

Where possible, local #EUBeachCleanup events will be organised throughout the Summer and in September, applying all necessary safety precautions, and culminating around World Coastal Cleanup Day on 18 September. 

For more information

Press release

Countries covered:

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