Plastic waste entering the Mediterranean set to double by 2040

More than 500 shipping containers’ worth of plastic waste ends up in the Mediterranean each day – a rate that could double within 20 years without better waste management measures, a startling new report reveals.

by Simon Pickstone
A diver collects a traffic cone during a cleaning operation of the port of Marseille. Photo: Alexis Rosenfeld/Getty Images
A diver collects a traffic cone during a cleaning operation of the port of Marseille. Photo: Alexis Rosenfeld/Getty Images

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