AQUATIC LITTER

 

Aquatic litter is one of the biggest problems of the aquatic ecosystems. Uncontrolled consumption, disposal and accumulation of garbage cause problems to the organisms and subsequently to the normal function of ecosystems. For many years humans considered the oceans as the ideal place to throw trash and humans wastes. The delay in the development of policies and measures for their treatment led to the exacerbation of the problem resulting in a significant volume of waste being added to the oceans. It is urgent the mentality shift, which in combination with effective measures will lead to the improvement of the state of aquatic ecosystems. ISea through its projects focuses on the establishment of research projects on aquatic litter. Its aims are to provide answers to qualitative composition and distribution of aquatic litter in Greek waters and coasts in order to develop appropriate policies at both public, and private level.


ON-GOING PROJECTS

Piloting Marine Litter Prevention and Mitigation Action


Marine litter prevention and mitigation actions by showcasing marine litter measures in 10 Mediterranean MPAs.

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Fishing For Litter Project

The project by A. C. Laskaridis Foundation aims at the participation of the fishing industry in the reduction of marine litter.

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#zeroplastic

Awareness Raising Campaign against Plastic Debris and Microplastics in the Greek Seas

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Prosfero

AB Vasilopoulos and Procter & Gamble support our efforts for a cleaner and healthy sea. In the context of the project ¨Prosfero¨ more than 50 zero-waste beach clean-ups and 20 educational school visits took place.

 

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Home sweet… beach, keep it clean!!!

You could easily clean up a beach and collect data about the area. You could find a beach close to you and contact us in order to help you design your cleanup step by step!

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