Netherlands scores 153 Blue Flags
COPENHAGEN _ The Foundation for Environmental Education has awarded 153 blue flags _ de facto eco-labels that signal cleanliness and sustainability _ to 58 Dutch beaches and 95 marinas, up 10% from 2012. The latest crop of blue flags makes the Netherlands a worldwide front runner in clean beaches and marinas.
The Blue Flag is an eco-label awarded to almost 4,000 beaches and marinas in 46 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean. Signaling high standards of quality, safety and health at both beaches and marinas, they are awarded for one year.
The Blue Flag is a respected eco-label. It is awarded if beaches and marines meet close to 30 criteria covering water quality, environmental management and safety. In Europe, Blue Flag beaches have proven to be popular tourist destinations.
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