‘When we come home with our happy memories, we’re leaving behind a toxic legacy of plastic waste.’
By Josh Gabbatiss
Every summer the holidaymakers hitting the beaches of the Mediterranean bring with them a massive wave of marine litter.
A new report released by WWF has revealed tourists cause a 40 per cent surge in waste entering the Mediterranean Sea, 95 per cent of which is plastic.
Among the worst offenders for plastic pollution were Turkey, Spain, Italy, Egypt and France – countries more than 34 million British people are set to visit this year.
The plastic waste is threatening the region’s wildlife, with reports of whales dying after consuming plastic bags and tuna found with stomachs full of cellophane.
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