France Nature Environnement Brittany, Vendée and Pays de la Loire, the mayors of Sables-d’Olonne and Pornic, Vigipol as well as the Pays de la Loire region filed a complaint against X, last week, after the pollution of the coast Atlantic by plastic microbeads.
This Tuesday, the government announced that the State, through the voice of the Secretary of State for the Sea, the Breton Hervé Berville, and the Minister for Ecological Transition, Christophe Béchu, has also decided to file a complaint against X.
The complaint was addressed to the public prosecutor of the Brest judicial court.
This State complaint is lodged within the framework of several penal qualifications: the general offense of environmental pollution, the offense of water pollution and the offense of pollution of marine waters.
Hervé Berville also announced that he had launched, “in the name of France, a request to make container losses by ships a priority area of work for the International Maritime Organization”. He also hopes “that a chapter on maritime transport can be introduced in the framework of the negotiations which have started for the international treaty on plastic pollution, to strengthen the traceability of certain products transported by sea”.
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