The oceans are extremely important for all life on earth. But pollution, climate change, ocean litter, microplastics and damaged habitats threaten both marine and human life. Few know this better than the coastal municipalities.
KIMO Sweden currently has 12 member municipalities, working together for cleaner seas.
In addition to raising awareness about the impact of marine litter we have influenced new legislation on disposable plastics. So from spring 2022 it will be forbidden to use plastic confetti outdoors in Sweden.
We have agreed an action plan against microplastic emissions. As well as taking action to reduce the leakage of plastic granules from artificial turf, our report on microfibers from textiles highlights an environmental problem that is yet to be confronted.
We are also concerned with other marine environmental issues, such as pollution from ships, cleaning beaches, biodiversity and climate change. In 2021 we wrote a report about problem of ghost gear.
KIMO Sweden’s current members are: Tanum, Sotenäs, Uddevalla, Tjörn, Kungälv, Öckerö, Gothenburg, Varberg, Falkenberg, Helsingborg, Lomma, and Malmö.
To learn more, and for information about how to join, please get in touch with our national coordinator.
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