The OceanWise team is organizing meetings with Stakeholders. The 1st very productive participatory sessions took place in March in Lisbon, Vigo and London. The next meetings will take place in Ireland and in France. See the first results of this dialogue with the Industry and all others very relevant Stakeholders on this page .
OceanWise deals with marine litter in a circular economy perspective. It is focused exclusively on foamed polystyrene plastic (i.e. EPS and XPS ) 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 foam or styrofoam. XPS is another type of expanded polystyrene material.