MARELITT

PILOT PROJECT: REMOVAL OF MARINE LITTER FROM EUROPE'S FOUR REGIONAL SEAS

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Marine litter

Marine litter consists of items that have been made or used by people and deliberately discarded or unintentionally lost into the sea and on beaches, including such materials transported into the marine environment from land by rivers, draining or sewage systems or winds (Marine Strategy Framework Directive - Task Group 10, Report Marine litter, JRC/IFREMER/ICES, April  2010). It can be larger pieces of plastics, e.g. from bottles, bags or fishing gear or degraded to micro-particles.

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Picture: Merili Pokasaar ©Keep the Estonian Sea Tidy