22 countries and territories comprising the Mediterranean Region produce 10 percent of all plastic goods, making it the world’s 4th largest plastic producer.
Every year, 0.57 million tonnes of plastic enters Mediterranean waters - the equivalent of dumping 33,800 plastic bottles into the sea every minute.
WWF and the Plastic Smart Cities community, commit to no plastic in nature by 2030, and call on all cities around the world to take action against plastic pollution. Read the latest news, insights and solutions on plastic in the region.EXPLORE REGIONAL NEWS
10 Mediterranean cities and tourist destinations have already joined WWF and the Plastic Smart Cities Initiative. 5 additional cities in the region have already committed to join in the next year; this will take us closer to our target of partnering with at least 25 Mediterranean cities or islands by 2022.
Find out more through the map below about the cities that have joined the Plastic Smart Cities initiative in the Mediterranean and the activities they are undertaking to make measurable results against plastic leakage.