By weight, the oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050*. Although new EU rules, to be implemented by 3 July 2021, will prohibit the 10 single-use plastic products most widely found on European shores, plastics currently make up 80-85 % of marine litter on European beaches.
Marine Litter Watch communities are already taking clean-up action, throughout Europe, with assistance from the European Environment Agency. The FLINN Cup and Ostend Sailing’s ‘Zero Plastic’ logo signals our commitment and support for the ban on throwaway plastics.
FLINN is a proud to sponsor the FLINN Cup a friendly inter law firm sailing competition hosted by Ostend Sailing and held this year on Saturday, September 7th. To join the festivities visit www.flinncup.be.
Ostend Sailing and its members are committed to eliminating problematic and unnecessary plastic waste.
* 2016 Report from round the world sailor, Dame Ellen Macarthur’s, Foundation.