Plastic Mediterranean: Beyond the observation, what solutions ?
One year after the launch of the « Beyond Plastic Med » initiative, five organizations (IUCN, Tara Expeditions Foundation, Surfrider, the Mava Foundation and the Albert II of Monaco Foundation) join forces to create an international plateform, dedicated to research and implementation of solutions against plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea. This taskforce aims at bringing together the private sector, civil society, political and regional initiatives in a global cooperation network. To this effect, the BeMed Plateform carries a « call to action » open to all mediterranean countries. It will support and encourage environmental conservation projects and thus launch the process of restoring and protecting the Mediterranean Sea. Simultaneously, a private sector workshop will bring together the industries involved in the plastic chain of production and work to implement tomorrow’s solution. The Mediterranean and its 450 millions inhabitants spread across 22 countries represent an incredible potential to be mobilized !