Join Us For The EU Beach Clean-Up In Antalya!

Join Us For The EU Beach Clean-Up In Antalya!

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 09:54

Where, When and How?

We will meet on Sunday 30 September at the Lara beach at 16:00 with university students, NGOs and volunteers from Antalya, put on our T-Shirts and caps and start cleaning the beach.

 

Why?

It's the EU Climate Action Week and we want to join EU's worldwide Global Beach Clean Up campaign to raise awareness on the increasing challenges posed by marine litter.

 

Who we are?

The Head of EU Delegation to Turkey, Ambassador Christian Berger; Heads of Missions from the Member States and EU Delegation Staff

 

Want to know more?

Marine litter is a global concern, affecting all the oceans of the world. Every year, millions and millions of tonnes of litter end up in the ocean worldwide, posing environmental, economic, health and aesthetic problems.

Poor practices of solid waste management, wastewater (including stormwater) collection and treatment, lack of infrastructure and awareness of the public at large about the consequences of their actions aggravate substantially the situation.

Cleaning up the oceans is one option, it is however not the most efficient method against marine litter. You could compare it to scouring the sand in the desert and this is simply something that no county could afford. The solution is to tackle the problem at its source.

Marine litter is also one of the clearest symbols of a resource inefficient economy. Valuable materials are polluting our beaches and damaging our environment instead of being pumped back into our economy. Therefore, a circular economy approach which puts the emphasis on preventing waste and on recycling and reuse of materials and products in the first place is the best solution to the marine litter problem.

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/index_en.htm

 

Thank you!

 

The delegation of European Union to Turkey

 

For press enquiries please contact:

Miray Akdağ, Press and Information Officer of The Delegation of The EU to Turkey

Tel: 0312 4598700, E-mail: miray.akdag@eeas.europa.eu