Plastics in the Black Sea – level 3

20-08-2018 07:00

The Black Sea is located between Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Western, Asia and it is facing serious environmental risks. A recent report claims that around 3 tons of plastic waste flow into the sea every day.

Two Bulgarian windsurfers are trying to raise awareness through their campaign ‘WIND2WIN’. One of them said that there are days when people literally have to go around pieces of rubbish so that they can surf.

Another surf instructor believes that prevention is key – people themselves need to start thinking about recycling and using reusable plastic products rather than single-use plastics.

Furthermore, she thinks that the strategy on how to tackle this problem needs to come from above, as in the Ministry of Environment and Water.

Difficult words: claim (say), raise awareness (to let people know about the problem), tackle (deal with), key (very important).

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