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Plan Bleu, Plan for the reduction by 20% by 2010 of the generation of hazardous wastes from industrial installations for the Mediterranean region. 2004.
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Industrial hazardous waste in the Mediterranean countries
Industry is frequently located along the region’s coasts in areas
with high population density, sometimes within urban centres, and often in close proximity to other economic activities like
agriculture and tourism. This means that pressures brought by
industry to coastal and marine environments add to and interact
with other types of pressures.
The environmental pressures on the Mediterranean coastal marine
environment generated by this broad range of industrial
activities are multiple and varied, including the use of territory and natural resources (both marine and non-marine), the generation of waste and the release of pollutants into the atmosphere and water bodies.