On the 14th of March, Members of the European Parliament in plenary session in Strasbourg adopted on first reading a marine litter reduction target in the framework of the review of the “waste package”, part of the European Commission measures to facilitate Europe’s transition to a circular economy. For Surfrider, it represents a major step forward in the fight against pollution of aquatic environments -especially rivers, seas, the ocean- and of our coasts.
Save the dates March 16th to 19th for the Ocean Initiatives launch weekend. For the 23rd consecutive year litter collections will be organized throughout Europe on beaches, lakes, rivers and seabeds. The objective is to sensitize and mobilize European citizens around the problems of marine litter.
On the following day of the deadline for the transposition of the European Plastic bags directive, Surfrider publishes its Guide of Good Practices, showcasing those local authorities who lead the way in the fight against single use plastic bags.
Supporters & ViP
Bixente Lizarazu, Ambassador of Surfrider and iconic supporter of the Ocean Initiatives talks about his commitment.