Tourists to Med told to ditch plastic to avoid huge rise in beach litter

Summer tourists cause a 40% spike in plastic marine litter in the region, new figures reveal

Tourists are being urged to reduce their use of plastic as new figures reveal holidaymakers cause a 40% spike in marine litter in the Mediterranean each summer.

Nearly all the waste created by the surge in tourism over the summer months in countries like Italy, France and Turkey is plastic litter, says WWF in a new report.

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