In March and April 2022 the two teams of the Arab Academy and the IOW, supported by several local students and volunteers, surveyed several beaches around the city of Alexandria and in Marsa Matruh.
The beaches sampled were a mix of private and public beaches. Furthermore, marinas were also examined, to gain more knowledge about the overall pollution status and to assess litter emissions. Regarding beach pollution, more than 25.000 litter pieces were collected and analysed. A preliminary assessment of the sources of pollution indicates that many of the plastic bags, candy wrappers, straws and food packaging are found to originate from tourism and beach users.
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