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Marine litter

We don't know exactly how much comes to the sea through rivers, how much is washed off beaches and how much is lost from ships. But when we find plastic bottletops in the stomachs of birds or turtles, we know that something needs to be done.

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EU policy framework on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics open for comment

This roadmap is open for feedback for 4 weeks. Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine tuning of the initiative

Last update: 13/10/21

Public consultation on EU Action Plan Towards a Zero Pollution Ambition for air, water and soil

The Commission would like to hear your views. Through public consultations you can express your views on aspects of EU laws and policies before the Commission finalises its proposals.

Last update: 30/11/20

Black Sea Action Day – speaking up for a clean and healthy sea!

For the first time in the history of this event of 24 years, all the activities will be online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mare Nostrum NGO prepared a series of challenges and useful information for citizens, in order to emphasize responsible behaviours and sustainable consumption of resources.

Start date: 31/10/2020 - 09:00
Last update: 03/11/20

Message on Mediterranean Coast Day (25 September)

The public has an important role to play. Thanks to the rise of mobile broadband, today’s “Mediterraneans” are better informed and more organized than any other generation. Simple purchasing decisions taken at the supermarket and online clicks matter greatly. Businesses spend vast amounts to understand their customers’ preferences in order to tailor products and services accordingly. Observation shows that sustainable options will rise on the market if there is demand for it.

Last update: 28/09/20

Citizens - a useful and benefic help for research work

ANEMONE workshops offered the occasion for scientists and non-scientist to interact, share knowledge, and collaborate.

Last update: 09/09/20

Joining forces at the first “EU4Ocean workshop – Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe

On 24 – 25 September 2020, the first EU4Ocean workshop– Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe was organised by the EU4Ocean Coalition – a new initiative on ocean literacy of the European Commission.

Start date: 24/09/2020 (All day)
Last update: 10/07/20

Workshop on circular design of fishing gear

Circa 11.000 tons of end of life fishing gear end up into European seas yearly. Single-use Plastics Directive, adopted 5 June 2019, among other things provides a requirement for the European Commission to request European Standardization Organization (ESO) to develop a standard for the circular design of the fishing gear. Indeed, 80% of negative environmental impact of products at the end of life could be reduced at the product design stage. To date design and development of fishing gear has not incorporated environmental considerations (ecodesign) including circularity. A European standard will provide guidelines on how to voluntarily improve this.

Start date: 19/02/2020 (All day)
Last update: 27/02/20

Workshop on the implementation of EU legislation related to waste fishing gear and passively fished waste in ports

In the first half of 2019, the European Parliament and Council adopted two flagship Directives – one on Port Reception Facilities (PRF) and one on Single-Use Plastics (SUP), with the goal to reduce plastic pollution of the oceans and to improve waste delivery and management in ports. The Commission actively supports the implementation of these Directives with a strong link the developments under the EU Green Deal and the circular economy package.  

Last update: 25/02/20

MAC & NWWAC Workshop on Marine Plastics and the Seafood Supply Chain

Interpretation Directorate (SCIC), Rue de la Loi 102, Brussels 07 November 2019, 08:30 – 17:00

Start date: 07/11/2019 - 00:00
Last update: 23/01/20

STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP ON LOST CONTAINERS

how much is lost and what can we do about it?

Start date: 04/07/2019 - 00:00
Last update: 25/07/19

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