Staff from the European Commission will be among those taking part in this Sunday’s initiative to clean beaches across the continent.
Karmenu Vella, the EU Commissioner for Environment Maritime Affairs & Fisheries, will be at Blankenberge beach, which will be live on Facebook. He is encouraging people who can’t get along to ask questions relating to marine plastic waste and the circular economy ahead of the EU beach clean up day.
This Sunday, 15h00 25 March, join me at #Blankenberge beach, Belgium for the #EUBeachCleanUp or watch LIVE on Facebook – if you can't make it, do send your questions on the crucial issues of #MarineLitter #OurOcean #PlasticsStrategy #CircularEconomy pic.twitter.com/EKnK3hVxEf
— Karmenu Vella (@KarmenuVella) March 22, 2018
And it is vital every possible action is taken to keep plastics out of our oceans, with one report stating that “by 2050 oceans could contain more plastics than fish (by weight)” if major changes aren’t made.