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True emotions of the Baltic sea

Betija Elīza Lāce, Latvia.

She just helplessly watches while she is being dressed in plastic bags, cigarette butts and other waste.

According to an article published by SIWI (Stockholm International Water Institute), the Baltic Sea is recognized as one of the most polluted seas in the world, contributed by human-made waste. (Our baltic sea…, 2017; UN Environment, 2017; Water pollution…, 2018; Zalewska et al., 2015-2019, BLASTIC…, 2019;) Excessive consumption and disposal of products, packaging are among the main causes of pollution at sea. (BLASTIC…, 2019).

It would be worthwhile for everyone to think about their influence and consumption to change the emotions of the sea.

References:

BLASTIC: Tackling plastic litter in the Baltic Sea, 2019 g. URL: https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/projects/Latvia/blastic-tackling-plastic-litter-in-the-baltic-sea [Accessed March 29, 2021]

Mind your own cigarette butt – fish do not smoke, 2018 g. URL: https://www.blastic.eu/mind-cigarette-butt-fish-not-smoke/ [Accessed March 29, 2021]

Our baltic sea – let`s fix the damage we have caused, 2017 g. URL: https://www.blastic.eu/baltic-sea-lets-fix-damage-caused/ [Accessed March 27, 2021]

Water pollution data in the Baltic Sea basin – a local to regional approach, 2018 g. URL: https://www.siwi.org/publications/water-pollution-data-baltic-sea-basin-local-regional-approach/ [Accessed March 29, 2021]Zalewska, T., Maciak, J., Grajewska, A., (2021). Spatial and seasonal variability of beach litter along the southern coast of the Baltic Sea in 2015–2019 – Recommendations for the environmental status assessment and measures. Science of The Total Environment. Vol. 774. Database: ScienceDirect.

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