SMILE – Strategies for Marine Litter and Environmental prevention of sea pollution in coastal areas – is a European project financed by the European Commission aiming to decrease marine litter in coastal areas.
The presence of marine litter in coastal and marine areas is an environmental problem, first of all. Marine litter represents a serious danger for the ecosystems’ equilibrium and for wildlife. Furthermore, several important sides of our lives – such as health, life quality, local economy – depend on the status of the environment we live in.
In order to face the problem, SMILE will focus on different levels: