Macro Waste is not a Nuisance, it’s Pollution


Chest at a beach close to Biarritz


Billions of plastic wheels


Surfrider’s Boris Masseron explaining to students the time it takes macro waste to decompose.


As per Fondation Nicolas Hulot every year 400 to 4000 kg of trash is beached per kilometer of coast. Nevertheless the European Parliament has still not legally recognized macro waste as pollution. Macro waste, that is waste generated by humans, is just recognized by European institutes as “visual nuisance”.

Is macro waste dangerous? How serious is it? The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mermaid’s Tears and the plastic wheels, discovered by Francois Verdet are only some of the striking examples of macro waste’s impact on the environment.