Mediterranean Sea ‘trashed’ by plastic waste

Mediterranean Sea 'trashed' by plastic waste

The Mediterranean – Europe's summer playground – is being trashed by accumulating plastic waste. Research suggests about 3,000 tons of the material is floating on the surface, with more added every year. And because the sea is almost fully enclosed the plastic is trapped – taking decades to break down. Not only are tourists swimming in the debris, marine creatures are mistaking it for food.

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