The Blue Panda’s fight against plastic reaches the frontier between Europe and Africa | WWF

The Blue Panda’s fight against plastic reaches the frontier between Europe and Africa

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18 November 2019


Thanks to its geographical position and its climate, Morocco shelters a shelters a diversified natural vegetation and wildlife: it is home to more than 24,000 animal species and 7,000 vegetal species, many of them endemic. Forest and marine ecosystems are especially rich and fish diversity is extremely high.

According to WWF's last report, Morocco is one of the largest sources (after Egypt and Turkey) of dumping of untreated plastic waste into open sites each year (when looking at the total waste openly dumped per capita). These uncontrolled sites have high risk of leakage into nature and the sea. With 0.43 mill tonnes of mismanaged waste generated every year, Morocco joins Egypt,Turkey, Italy and Algeria.

That’s why the Blue Panda will be in Tangier to engage in a series of activities, including beach and seabed clean-ups, talks about plastic pollution with children and restaurant owners, upcycling activities with women and a photo exhibition on the impact of plastic pollution. WWF Morocco will also engage with the mayor of Tangier to secure their commitment to reduce, reuse, recycle and achieve zero-plastic leakage into the sea by 2030.

If you happen to be in Tangier, join us onboard or follow us via social media @WWF_Med, #BluePanda #StopPlasticPollution and sign our petition.