Concept of Waste Free Oceans

There are many factors that have contributed to a rise in marine litter: poor waste management practices in ports and marinas, dumping by ships and vessels, not to mention general public attitudes towards littering are all reasons for this growing problem. The implications of an increase in marine litter are far reaching - affecting both human health and the ecosystem. This is an issue that is present all around the world, but it is time for Europe to show leadership in solving this problem.