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This is what we are DOING:

Interactive Stakeholders’ Platform

  What we want:

Promote target stakeholder active involvement, mobilization and engagement in order to achieve technical capacity building and a collaborative governance model.

  What we’ll deliver:

A map identifying the stakeholders in the Atlantic area.
Active participatory sessions (Dialogue Living Labs) and genuine dialogue.
An interactive platform in OceanWise website, able to receive contributions and comments. Like a virtual forum where you can share documents and/or information.
An Atlantic Contest to encourage the appearance of projects that develop alternative ideas to the EPS and XPS use (Eco-Innovation, or Eco-I).

 

Knowledge Hub

  What we want:

Deliver the most relevant knowledge on EPS and its alternatives – such as their usage, applications, production – and on stakeholders and existing policies, incentives and producer responsibility schemes.

  What we’ll deliver:

– A report/database with the state of the art review of the EPS as raw material (general characteristics, implementations and suppliers).
– A Catalogue/database of the use of EPS products and applications (fishing and aquaculture, food industry and packaging) and end of life (recycle, reuse). This is important for us since it will determine which volumes and types of EPS/XPS are likely to contribute to the marine litter problem.
– A Database with the current EPS/XPS alternatives, solutions and their applications.
We want to identify existing practices and potential solutions.
– An Assessment of EPS/XPS in the marine environment in the North Atlantic and proximal landmark sources. We will analyse trends in EPS/XPS pollution over time and promote new EPS/XPS beach sampling locations in order to discover the temporal periods and locations most acutely impacted.
– A Report on the current solutions to recycle, reuse and repurpose. 
– A Report on policies, incentives and producer responsibility that influences EPS/XPS marine litter. Will recommend future improvement to eliminate, phase-out incentives harmful to biodiversity. And positive incentives for sustainable uses of biodiversity.

 

 

Circularity indicators and tools

  What we want:

To develop Circular Economy-oriented methodologies to analyse Circularity of
current solutions for EPS and XPS products and applications (fish boxes and seafood EPS,
food packaging) and to select the most sustainable and circular alternatives.

  What we’ll deliver:

Assessment of methodologies, models and indicators for the transition of Linear
to Circular Business Models;
Circularity assessment database of current EPS products & applications and
alternatives.
Revision of models to evaluate and improve product/application circularity.

 

 

Mitigating EPS impact: Living Labs of Eco-innovation (LLEco)

  What we want:

Evaluate the promising solutions to replace the use of EPS/XPS products, through
analyses and real-life living-labs of eco-innovation on potential harm issues and
usability pilots with target industries.

  What we’ll deliver:

Report on technical and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) data of the alternatives to EPS/XPS studied.
A selection of bioplastics and eco-friendly materials that are new options for EPS/XPS substitution.
A Report with an assessment and comparison of the potential impact and ecotoxicity of EPS/XPS and new substitutes.
Field tests with alternative products, prototypes and materials (Living-labs of eco-innovation). We want to identify commercially viable alternatives – namely biodegradable materials – to the existing model of EPS/XPS usage for aquaculture and food sectores.

 

OceanWise Set of solutions and sustainable alternatives

  What we want:

To draw together the lessons learned from the OceanWise project and compile them into a publically available report. This will include recommendations for the future management of EPS with the aim of reducing inputs into the marine environment.

  What we’ll deliver:

A publically available report for stakeholders, policy makers with OceanWise recommendations. This document will list practical management solutions and alternatives to EPS/XPS to reduce the direct pressures on biodiversity and promote sustainable uses.

 
 

 

Capitalization

 What we want:

Ensure activities are directed at key stakeholders – at policy, regulatory, research and business domains – for impact to be optimized. 
Build networks to engage stakeholders, in and outside Atlantic Area, and to ensure our outputs – such as good practices and technological advances – are made available.

  What we’ll deliver:

– A Capitalisation Plan to identify opportunities during OceanWise and to lay the foundation for the potential post project activities.
– Guidelines describing how to integrate Circularity Assessment within the design processes of different plastic packaging products.
– A Catalogue of case studies and initiatives and the benefits they deliver.
– Shared information and access to networks.

 

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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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