Winner of LIFE Citizens’ Prize 2022

Clean Sea LIFE

An awareness-raising project to reduce marine litter along Italian coasts.

Clean Sea LIFE was an awareness-raising project that reduced marine litter along Italian coasts. The team involved 170 000 citizens and fishers who removed 112 tonnes of waste from the Mediterranean. The campaign reached around 34 million people on social media and national television. Their work inspired new Italian legislation to reduce and prevent marine litter. More than 20 000 people signed the project’s Pledge to the Sea.

Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara
Italy (interest for replication from institutions in Slovenia, France, Croatia and US)