News: Global campaign for clean, plastic-free oceans - #EUBeachCleanup

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The #EUBeachCleanup campaign is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), with EEAS and the United Nations

Raising awareness about marine pollution and how our habits impact our ocean is vital. Up to 37 million tonnes of plastic waste will reach the ocean annually by 2040.

The campaign consists of clean-up events organised by institutions (EU Delegations and Representations, Europe Direct Centres, United Nations Regional Offices, etc.), NGOs, and citizens wanting to put up their own events. We encourage everyone to join forces at the local level (with, for example, climate pact ambassadors, schools, and municipalities).

International Coastal Clean-up Day, which is on September 16, is the last day of the programme, but events can be held at any time until October. 

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News Posted on 03/08/2023