Provide solutions to the impact of marine debris on marine life and coastal areas.

© V. Falabella

For several years we have analyzed the available information on pollution in the seas surrounding the Southern Cone of South America. One of the issues of greatest concern is the huge amount of solid urban waste and garbage from the fishing industry that are deposited on the coastal areas and at sea, both directly, and due to the wind, surface runoff of the continental waters and ocean currents.

To address this problem, a Working Group was formed to develop projects aimed at mitigating this problem.

© C. Campagna – WCS