The COMMON project is setting up the new edition of Clean Up the Med campaign. The project will further expand the boundaries of the campaign, involving Lebanon and Tunisia on the front lines.
Last year, more than 100 organizations joined the campaign in 16 different countries for common cleaning and environmental awareness days. This was possible thanks to NGOs, associations, students, volunteers, researchers, public and private authorities, tourism operators and citizens who joined the Clean Up the Med campaign.
Clean-up the Med is one of the most important international campaigns, coordinated by Legambiente Onlus, to clean-up beaches and natural sites as well as sea bottoms.
It involves over 150 participants by coordinating institutions, research centres, universities, environmental organizations, schools, volunteers, citizens and local civil societies in order to clean up the coasts and natural reserves from litter of any sort generated by wrong human activities. The main purpose of the campaign is removing waste to raise awareness in Mediterranean communities regarding marine litter pollution.
The COMMON project is a European project which aims at building a collaboration network between Italy, Tunisia and Lebanon to support a correct management of marine litter. Funded under the ENI CBC Med Programme, it applies the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) principles to the challenge of marine litter, improving knowledge of the phenomenon, enhancing the environmental performance of 5 pilot coastal areas in Italy, Tunisia and Lebanon, and engaging local stakeholders in marine litter management.