MEDITERRANEAN

PLASTIC SMART CITIES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN ARE TAKING ACTION ON PLASTIC POLLUTION


46.000 KM OF PRISTINE COASTLINE

22 countries and territories comprising the Mediterranean Region produce 10 percent of all plastic goods, making it the world’s 4th largest plastic producer.


PLASTIC IS LEAKING INTO THE SEA

Every year, 0.57 million tonnes of plastic enters Mediterranean waters - the equivalent of dumping 33,800 plastic bottles into the sea every minute.


GLOBAL STRATEGY, LOCAL SOLUTIONS

WWF Is working with cities at a local level to tackle plastic challenges in the Mediterranean


A REGION UNITED ON PLASTICS

FROM HISTORIC VILLAGES AND TOURIST DESTINATIONS TO MEGACITIES AND INDUSTRIAL HUBS, CITIES IN THE MED ARE TAKING A LEAD ON COMBATING PLASTIC POLLUTION


REGIONAL NEWS

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

REGIONAL COMMITMENTS

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.

PLASTIC SMART CITIES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN