EUBeachCleanup campaign

17 Sep: Together to protect marine life

(Source: EEAS)

#EUBeachCleanup campaign – from a drop in the ocean to a wave of change

Every year, millions of tons of litter end up in the ocean with a direct and deadly effect on wildlife from seabirds to whales, fish to invertebrates. Marine pollution starts on land and is one of the main drivers of the depletion of marine biodiversity.

This is why since 2017 the EU has organised the annual #EUBeachCleanup campaign. Officially launched on 18 August, the 2021 campaign will peak on 18 September, World Coastal Clean Up Day. Since June, clean-up actions have been organised in both coastal …