Results from the Marine Litter workshop at the #EMD2019!
Good news from Italy! Fishermen will be allowed to collect plastic at sea

Fishermen as "sea sweepers” of the sea: soon they will be allowed to bring on land plastic and rubbish stuck in their nets without being accused of waste trafficking.

The international Forum on Marine Litter and Circular Economy

MARLICE, the international Forum on Marine Litter and Circular Economy was held from the 10th to the 12th of April 2019, in Seville.

AQUA-LIT & CLAIM workshop on Marine Litter at the European Maritime Day 2019!
AQUA-LIT and the CLAIM project have joined forces to deliver an interactive workshop on marine litter at the European Maritime Day 2019
A step forward in fighting microplastic in the environment!
The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) submitted in Januray 2019 a proposal to ban intentionally added microplastics in cosmetics, detergents, paints, agricultural and industrial products.
The European Parliament backed up Commission's proposal on single-use plastics' strategy!
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.
30 global companies together for starting the Alliance to End Plastic Waste!

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.

Workshop on Enhancing Ethics and Economics in Aquaculture
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.
Projects Fighting Marine Litter!
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.
AQUA-LIT at Blue Invest Mediterranean
On January 24th, 2019, the European Commission (DG MARE) hosted the "Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019" meeting in Malta.
Let’s kick AQUA-LIT!

It’s been a great start to the year! The first AQUA-LIT meeting just happened on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd of January, in Budapest, Hungary.

AQUA-LIT, new EU project on marine litter!

Last year, the European Commission under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, launched the Sustainable Blue Economy call focused on 4 strands: