Combating marine litter in the Mediterranean sea, launch of the Plastic Busters CAP project
January 24, 2022
On 26 January 2022, from 09h30 to 17h00 (UTC+1) the new project entitled “Plastic Busters CAP:Fostering knowledge transfer to tackle marine litter in the Mediterranean by integrating EbA into ICZM” will kick off online. The project was born under the umbrella of the Union for Mediterranean “Plastic Busters Initiative” and SDSN MED (Sustainable Development Solutions Network Mediterranean) leaded by the University of Siena (Italy).
The main expected results of the project are: the development of hands-on training activities on marine litter monitoring and assessment and mitigation measures, organisation of e-course on marine litter monitoring, marine litter monitoring and assessment in 4 pilot campaigns, creation of a coastal cities network for a litter-free Mediterranean.
The Plastic Busters CAP project aims to capitalize upon and effectively transfer available knowledge and tools from 5 projects that address the entire management cycle of marine litter – from monitoring and assessment to prevention and mitigation. The project’s comprehensive, multilevel and strategic approach will facilitate the efforts of decision makers and stakeholders in effectively dealing with marine litter towards good environmental status in the Mediterranean.