The Conference of Parties of the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean adopted a regional plan to reduce the marine litter in the Mediterranean.

According to the European Commission, marine litter in the Mediterranean is composed of packaging waste. A high amount (40 per cent of the total number of items) arises from cigarette butts, while plastics account for about 80 per cent of the overall quantity of floating litter. The Commission had stressed that a major contribu...

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