CLEANSEA, a research project to address the plastic soup in Europe

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CLEANSEA Project Consortium will assess drivers and impact of marine litter in European seas and provide solutions. The kick-off meeting took place in Amsterdam, 14-15 February 2013.

Europe’s concerns have spurred new action against the marine litter polluting the seas that Europeans rely on for their livelihoods and well-being. Citizens, businesses, NGOs and governance bodies have been voicing a common desire for clean seas. For the next three years, European researchers will be probing the issue together with SMEs, a NGO (EUCC Mediterranean Centre) and a large network of coastal communities. With a financial contribution from the European Union’s 7th Framework Program, this consortium is assessing impacts and amounts of marine litter using newly developed techniques and determining the best mitigation measures and policy options for Europe to pursue. A result of society’s capacity for waste creation combined with underdeveloped waste and recycling management practices, marine litter has…

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