At present, marine litter is an environmental problem of global concern. Besides its direct impact on the marine ecosystems, it poses risks to the public health and human safety and causes economic losses. This video illustrates this problematic and how the CleanAtlantic project is working to address it. In this project, 19 organisations from 5 European countries are working to improve our capabilities in prevention, monitorisation, and reduction of marine litter in the Atlantic area, as well as to raise awareness on the magnitude of this environmental hurdle.
CleanAtlantic is funded by the INTERREG Atlantic Area Programme (2014-2020).