Artists have created enormous etchings on beaches across Europe during April to protest against plastic pollution.
Tagged with the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement hashtag, the works come in the run-up to Earth Day, 22 April, this year themed “end plastic pollution”. They were commissioned by the European Environmental Bureau and backed by national members in France, Spain, Portugal, the UK and Germany.
Plastic bottles and their caps are among the top ten litter items most frequently found along
coastlines, in the marine environment and in rivers. Surfrider Foundation Europe has launched the campaign Reset Your Habits to tackle this source of pollution.
Rethink Plastic’s first open letter to the European Commission calls for concrete policy action on reducing, redesigning and better managing plastics, and challenges the Commissioners to rethink plastic this summer.
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