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OceanWise Stakeholders meeting in Lisbon

7 MARCH 2019

The first participatory session of the OceanWise project (March 7, 2019) joined more than 50 Portuguese stakeholders to the project, bringing together participants responsible for environmental management, waste management, representatives of the industries of production and recycling of expanded polystyrene, also from Fisheries, Aquaculture, Food Distribution, the Academy and non-governmental organizations related to the Environment.

At the meeting in Lisbon, the participants presented ideas and technical contributions from a perspective of Circular Economy and articulation between sectors. Opportunities and solutions have also been mentioned in the fields of regulation, innovation, information and awareness among the various actors and consumers.

With this workshop, the OceanWise project begins a series of international meetings that will take place throughout the year 2019 and aim to capture the active participation of the sectors that influence the complex problem of the loss of products discarded to the sea. The upcoming meetings will take place in Vigo, Spain and in London, in March, and will be followed by similar meetings in Ireland and in France.

 

The project aims to propose updates of public policies and new good practices to be adopted by Industry.

The meeting was organized by the Directorate General of Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services (DGRM), the Faculty of Science and Technology of the NOVA University and Sociedade Ponto Verde, the three Portuguese partners of this international project.

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  • OceanWise deals with marine litter in a circular economy perspective. It is focused exclusively on expanded polystyrene (EPS ) products and applications with a likelihood to become marine litter. OceanWise wants to approach this issue with a wide-view angle, by putting together a multi-sectoral platform to include Governmental bodies responsible for marine environment management, Industry and other stakeholders, waste management authorities, designers, circular economy modellers, I&D specialists in participatory processes, and end-users. EPS is short for expanded polystyrene, commonly known as plastic foams, and called styrofoam in the U.S.

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

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