Hot diggory dog, From 2009 those big ships will not be allowed to dump non-biodegradable, lasts-for- ever plastic in the Mediterranean where it will inevitably wash up on our beaches.
Why have they ever been allowed to do it at all??
As of May 1, 2009, ships will no longer be allowed to dump waste into the Mediterranean. The new rules, announced by the United Nations Environment Programme, ban the dumping of “all plastics, including but not limited to synthetic ropes, synthetic fishing nets and plastic garbage bags” as well as “all other garbage, including paper products, rags, glass, metal, bottles, crockery, dunnage (loose material used in ship storage), lining and packing materials.”
see any number of blogs for more or try treehugger for more
But 80% of plastic rubbish in the sea comes from the land
You still have to give it up plastic that is