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why we need oceanwise


What we are doing:

We want a healthier ocean with (much) less foamed plastics as marine litter.
In order to achieve it we will try to answer these two questions:
   – How to prevent EPS and XPS from reaching the marine environment?
   – How to keep EPS and XPS in the system (circular economy)?

 

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OCEANWISE

  • 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.

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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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