13th October 2015, Don Orione Artigianelli Cultural Center, Venice
When attempting to address the issue of marine litter, it is essential to consider the particular socio-economic dimension and specificities of a certain
region. High population density and tourism pressure, together with ineffective waste management, are among the main drivers behind marine litter in the Mediterranean.
The FP7 Project CleanSea has been looking at drivers that lead to the generation of marine litter but also those barriers that impair its prevention and mitigation, in the different regional seas. The project is currently evaluating the most adequate and effective potential solutions, through a multi-criteria analysis and covering the whole life-cycle of products. This will form the basis of a roadmap to support decision-making across Europe, with a regional focus. Given the transversal nature of this issue, it is crucial to bring-in the sectorial knowledge and particular insight of different stakeholders, when designing…
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