Surfers Against Sewage, Marine Litter Report 2016


Report annuale sull’inquinamento marino a cura della SAS (Surfers Against Sewage)

Surfers Against Sewage is working at community, corporate and government level to tackle the marine litter crisis. The recent publication of SAS’s Marine Litter Report sets out our vision to reduce UK beach litter by 50% by 2020. The report highlights the true scale of the marine litter crisis; the underlying causes and the threat marine litter poses to ecosystems, marine organisms and communities. The report also maps out practical and achievable solutions across industry, government and communities to increase action for much cleaner and safer beaches by 2020.
The catalyst for SAS’s ambitious target is the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), Europe’s current key piece of legislation supporting the protection and sustainable use of the marine environment. Over the next five-year period (2015 – 2020), SAS will collaborate wmarine-litter-3ith government, charities, scientists, industry, communities and individuals to work towards this radical target.
Surfers Against Sewage believes that the UK urgently needs to do more to tackle marine litter and that the MSFD offers an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration.