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“Position Paper” de la Fundación para la Economía Circular sobre la Estrategia de Plásticos

La política europea en materia de plásticos se caracteriza, a día de hoy, principalmente por dos iniciativas: la Estrategia europea para el plástico en una economía circular, y la Propuesta de Directiva relativa a la reducción del impacto ambiental de determinados productos de plástico, publicadas en enero y mayo de este año, respectivamente, por la Comisión…
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CleanAtlantic Survey – your participation is needed!

Survey closed, thank you very much for your participation In the framework of CleanAtlantic we are conducting a survey to learn about past and present initiatives related to marine litter pollution in Spain, Portugal, France, United Kingdom, and Ireland. The objective of this survey is to identify good practices that can serve as inspiration for…
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CleanAtlantic in MICRO2018

The International Conference “MICRO2018 Fate and Impacts of microplastics: knowledge, actions and solutions” is taking place in Lanzarote on the 19th-23rd November. MICRO 2018 provides an opportunity to share available knowledge regarding micoplastics, fill in gaps, identify new questions and research needs, and develop commitments to operationalise solutions; MICRO 2018 will be a chance to…
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CleanAtlantic at the Atlantic Area events

Atlantic Area Annual Event On the 22nd October, the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme organised its annual event “Blue innovation: main engine for sustainable growth in the Atlantic Area”, in Vigo, Spain. CleanAtlantic was invited to participate in the exhibition of Atlantic Area projects to showcase the project objectives and activities. With the aim of raising…
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New publication on microplastics in marine fauna

The Spanish Oceanographic Institute (IEO) has published a new paper in the Journal Marine Pollution Bulletin on: Microplastics in the stomach contents of common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) stranded on the Galician coasts (NW Spain, 2005–2010) This study made use of 35 samples of common dolphin stomach contents to investigate the presence of microplastics. Microplastics were identified in…
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The Commission welcomes the European Parliament’s vote on the legislative proposal to reduce impact of certain plastic products on the environment

The European Parliament has endorsed today the initiative to tackle marine litter at its source, targeting the 10 plastic products that most often end up in the oceans, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. Taken together, these products constitute 70% of marine litter. Europeans are greatly concerned about the impacts of plastic waste on their…
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CleanAtlantic Workshop: Marine litter: From a global environmental challenge to a job creation driver

The cleanAtlantic project in collaboration with OceanWise, ML-Style, and LitterDrone projects is organising the Workshop “Marine litter: From a global environmental challenge to a job creation driver” in the frame of the 5th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conferencethat will be held in Vigo on the 24th October, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm. These projects deal with…
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Basuras marinas y CleanAtlantic en el XXI ForoAcui

Las basuras marinas, y más específicamente los plásticos y  microplásticos, uno de los problemas más importantes a los que se enfrenta el medio acuático, es, además, en materia de investigación, una cuestión emergente y relativamente nueva a la que se están dedicando grandes esfuerzos con el propósito de conocer su dimensión, su impacto y determinar…
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3rd Seminar for the Protection of the Marine Environment: The marine litter threat

CleanAtlantic participated in the “III Seminar for the Protection of the Marine Environment: The marine litter threat” held by the CEIDA (Centro de Extensión Universitaria e Divulgación Ambiental de Galicia) on the 3rd and 4th October, in Oleiros, A Coruña (Spain). The event was organised by the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition (MITECO). The CleanAtlantic…
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Microplastics can spread via flying insects, research shows

Photograph: Al-Jaibachi et al/Biology Letters: Fluorescent microplastics (bright green) are visible inside an adult mosquito. The particles can then spread to animals that eat the insects.  Microplastic can escape from polluted waters via flying insects, new research has revealed, contaminating new environments and threatening birds and other creatures that eat the insects. Scientists fed microplastics…
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