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Bronze 2020 Editorial / Environmental

Fishing For Plastic

  • Photographer
    Antonio Tartaglia
  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial / Environmental

31 tonnes of waste are dumped daily in the Mediterranean Sea and 95% of these are plastics. Italy is the third Country to pollute more this area. Fishermen who have brought ashore plastic waste caught in their nets have risked up until today severe penalties and of being accused of illegal waste trafficking. The Italian Parliament will approve very soon the new law SAVE THE SEA so all fishermen will be able bringing legally ashore and recycling all waste collected. The project FISHING FOR PLASTIC realized by SBT navy has collected from the Adriatic Sea more than 24 tonnes of waste in 7 months.

Freelance photographer born in 1979 and resident in Pineto (Italy). In the last few years he has seen his works published on major national magazines and has achieved prestigious results in many important international awards. His reportages range from the defense of the territory as his memorable journey of 2013 between the towns of Abruzzo affected by the 2009 earthquake, "Silent shadows", the interaction between sport activity and landscape, "Sportscape" and the denunciation of the gender disparity of which women who play sports are victims, "Don't call me baby".