Plastic foam products made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS)
are amongst the top 10 items of marine litter found on European beach litter surveys.

We are OceanWise, a project looking for solutions to reduce this type of marine litter.
We want to keep EPS and XPS away from the marine environment.

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Open 9h15 am

Zoom  ID: 84194638122

The second Ocean Plastic hackathon aims to be very practical and experimental, due to the need to promote a workshop to get to know the XPS / EPS in depth, which has many specificities in relation to other types of polymers. This will make it possible to acquire more in-depth knowledge and promote the presentation of more realistic proposals, appropriate to the challenge presented in the next editions of the hackathon.
Participants are students from the University of Aveiro from various scientific areas, such as Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Product Design. Over the 3 days, they will be accompanied by several specialists: prof. Victor Neto and Prof. Paula Gomes from the University of Aveiro, Cândido Cruz from the RECUA project, Isabel Bourbon from the Oiá project and Designer Emanuel Faúlha.

 Live Streaming in the DFA YouTube hackathon

Miro platform where participants will record the results of the experiments they carry out each day.

The closing session will take place on Friday, the 30th, at 5pm.

Zoom  ID:  567 190 8607

Priority Industries, Products & Applications

Fishing industry (Fisheries, Aquaculture, Sea-food)

Food goods industry (Distribution, Supermarket chains, e.g. vegetables, fish, meat, fruit)

Consumer goods (appliances)

Outdoor festivals and Tourism



Food goods industry

Food goods industry (Distribution industry, supermarket chains, e.g. vegetables, fish, meat, fruit): food packaging, such as egg cartons, take-out food packaging, tea and coffee cups, lids, food trays, plates, bowls.

Fishing industry

Fishing industry (fisheries, aquaculture and seafood): fish boxes, seafood boxes

Consumer goods industry

Consumer goods industry (appliances): electronics, mainly home appliances such as audio systems.

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The OceanWise project is co-financed by
the European Regional Development Fund
through the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme