CORDIS Express: All at sea – addressing marine litter and pollution

CORDIS Express takes a look at the results of EU-funded projects that address our growing marine litter and pollution problem.

Our seas and oceans are becoming somewhat of a dumping ground for humanity. Apart from the accidental spills and operational discharges from ships, our waters are also exposed to an array of waste – from plastic bags to pesticides – produced on land. In fact, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a staggering 80 % of marine pollution comes from land-based activities. (…) (09/15)

CORDIS European Commission

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