SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 22nd 2020! The next round of stakeholders' meetings is scheduled now for OCTOBER 22nd 2020! - The Covid-19 pandemic made us change the plans for the future meetings, but it did not stop us: This will be an exclusively online meeting, and for the first time the stakeholders group from the 5 countries - Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom will have a chance to meet and discuss the process together!
This will be the 3rd round of the OceanWise meetings with Stakeholders. We have done this since earlier in the project, back in the Spring of 2019. Then we met again later in 2019 and early 2020. And we completed round 2 online for some of the countries which had scheduled meetings for the Spring in 2020.
The 2nd round helped us refine the project's targeted actions: we have met with the stakeholders group in Lisbon (October 2019), Brest (November 2019), Vigo (January 2020). Ireland and the United Kingdom had an alternative online survey on this round.
This dialogue is helping us shape the OceanWise solutions. Check here the first results from the gatherings on the 5 countries with the Industry and all others very relevant stakeholders.
Round 1 / 2019. Meetings took place in Lorient, Dublin, London, Vigo, and Lisbon
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.