In pictures: Greece fights rising tide of plastic pollution

Volunteer divers are working as underwater rubbish collectors to clear debris littering the sea floor.

Mountains of rubbish at Spain's largest landfill at Ano Liossia on the outskirts of Athens (Thanassis Stavrakis/AP)

By By Derek Gatopoulos and Theodora Tongas

Greece has the European Union’s longest coastline, poor waste management and an addiction to single-use plastic that is littering the country’s seabed.