Tack­ling Marine Pol­lu­tion from Fish Boxes

WWF Mediter­ranean

WWF Mediter­ranean aim to stop plas­tic leak­age from sin­gle-use fish box­es in sen­si­tive marine bio­di­ver­si­ty and marine habi­tats in the Mediter­ranean Sea. Expand­ed Poly­styrene (or EPS) is one of the most com­mon com­po­nents of marine lit­ter that is found float­ing at sea or washed up along coast­lines. It is cal­cu­lat­ed that each fish box enter­ing the sea can break down into one mil­lion frag­ments of microplas­tics, con­t­a­m­i­nat­ing marine habi­tats and species and reach­ing our plates. This project will iden­ti­fy and eval­u­ate all pos­si­ble solu­tions adopt­ed at nation­al and inter­na­tion­al lev­els to avoid the leak­age of EPS at sea and to test the imple­men­ta­tion of the most sus­tain­able solu­tion in at least one pilot fish­ing com­mu­ni­ty in Italy.

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