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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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CleanAtlantic will attend the European Week of Regions and Cities

The CleanAtlantic project has been invited to attend the European Week of Regions and Citities. The project will be presented in the exhibition “Made in Interreg: A Journey into Transnational Cooperation”.  The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs,…
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Our 2nd newsletter is already available!

Check out our 2nd newsletter, in which you will learn about the project progress on the different tasks and activities carried out in the last four months (from May to August 2018). The newsletter will inform you also on project events, meetings, and planned activities for the following months. You can download it in the…
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Marine litter: a new source of warming gases

Young researcher Sarah-Jeanne Royer set out to measure methane gas coming from biological activity in sea water. Instead, in a “happy accident” she found that the plastic bottles holding the samples were a bigger source of this powerful warming molecule than the bugs in the water. Now she’s published further details in a study into the potential…
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