Prosfero

We aim at healthy seas

 

ΑΒ Vasilopoulos and Procter & Gamble support our efforts for cleaner seas, in the context of the “Prosfero” project,

UNDERWATER CLEAN-UPS

Since 2020, the “Prosfero” project focused on underwater clean-ups in Thessaloniki, Attica, Volos, Eastern Macedonia, Thrace, Peloponnese, Eastern Greece, Chalkidiki, Lesvos, Limnos, Agios Efstratios, Thassos, Milos, Naxos, Andros, Paros, Syros. 84 underwater clean-ups took place and 49.082 kg of marine litter were removed and reported by the iSea diving team in collaboration with diving centers and local organisations. With the participation of 292 volunteers and 51 divers. 

All the participants were informed about the impact of marine plastic pollution and possible ways to reduce the litter they consume during their everyday life. In addition, they were informed about the importance of data collection according to the 10th Descriptor of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, as well as about the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive 2019/904.

BEACH CLEAN-UPS
 Α total number of 66 zero-waste clean-ups took place since May 2018.!!!

During 2018 beach clean-ups took place in Athens as well as Northern and Western Greece, while in 2019 more beach clean-ups were realized in Zante, Kefalonia, and Crete. In 2020 bach clean-ups took place in Milos, Naxos, Andros, Paros and Syros.

An amount of 6.539 kg of marine litter was removed and reported with the participation of  929 volunteers!

Furthermore, zero waste clean-up tool kits were created and distributed in schools and individuals, including the necessary reusable equipment for coastal clean-ups. All participants were trained in data collection in the context of citizen science and the 10th descriptor of MSFD.

Watch the 2018 videos

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

In addition, more than 30 environmental education and awareness-raising actions were implemented for students of mainstream and special education and stakeholders concerning the impact of marine litter and the promotion of a zero-waste lifestyle for addressing the issue.

Find  the final reports of the beach cleanups here: Prosfero 4, Prosfero 5
Find  the final reports of the underwater cleanups here: Prosfero 7, Prosfero 8&9
Find  the final reports of the environmental education here: Prosfero 3, Prosfero 6