Tel Aviv beaches found to be among most plastic-polluted

June 12, 2019 by JNS
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Israel was featured in a report by the World Wildlife Fund last week as home to the third most plastic-polluted shoreline in the Mediterranean, according to a report by Ynet.

Israelis and tourists enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv on a summer day. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

The Tel Aviv coast ranked behind Turkey’s Cilicia beaches and those along the coast of Barcelona, Spain.

Not all Mediterranean coastal cities were included in the investigation.

According to WWF, 46 pounds of plastic waste wash up every day along a single kilometre of Tel Aviv beach.

Barcelona’s beaches accumulate 57 pounds of plastics a day, and Turkey’s beaches more than 68 pounds.

All in all, the amount of plastic dumped into the sea equals approximately 33,800 plastic bottles’ worth every minute.

Egypt was found to be the biggest plastic waste culprit in the region, followed by Turkey.



One Response to “Tel Aviv beaches found to be among most plastic-polluted”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    No such problem on picturesque Middle Park beach in Greater Melbourne. I have put some photos of it on trip advisor last year. Holiday in Victoria with the beach in Summer and snow skiing in Winter and only a 2-3 hour drive from Melbourne to Mt Buller.

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