In May 2018, the Commission introduced the Single-use plastics directive proposal to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost and bandoned fishing an aquaculture gear. Last week, on March 27th, 2019, the European Parliament approved this proposal that addresses 70% of all marine litter items.
A new Global Alliance to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment and especially in the ocean was launched in January 2019 by nearly thirty member companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain.
AQUA-LIT team was invited to present at the workshop “Enhancing ethics and economics in aquaculture using solutions based on Internet of Things and digital automation”, held in Brussel on the 25th March 2019.
Following AQUA-LIT's kick-off meeting in Budapest, on January 29th we attended the joint kick-off meeting for all coordinators of the 22 awarded projects under EASME-EMFF's Sustainable Blue Economy call.