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The scourge of plastic waste – and what the EU’s doing about it

As part of our Green Tomorrow initiative, Euronews is helping to build awareness of the scourge of plastic waste. Every year, millions of tonnes of litter end up in our oceans, posing huge environmental, economic and health concerns. The most abundant and problematic kind of marine litter is plastic. Breaking down at sea, plastic waste turns into microplastics that find their way into the human food chain. Lost or abandoned fishing equipment represents 27% of all marine litter in Europe.


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