12 October 2018

The OSPAR Commission was present at the 2nd coordination meeting of the OceanWise project, which took place in the CEDRE facilities, in Brest (France), from 9 to 11 of October.

This project, funded by INTERREG ATLANTIC AREA, deals with marine litter in a circular economy perspective, focused exclusively on expanded polystyrene (EPS) products and applications with likelihood to become marine litter.

OceanWise wants to approach this issue with a wide-view angle, by putting together a multi-sectoral platform to include Governmental bodies responsible for marine environment management, Industry and other stakeholders, waste management authorities, designers, circular economy modellers, I&D specialists in participatory processes, and end-users.

The OSPAR Commission is as Associated Partner of this project, given its close links and potential contributions for the accomplishment of the OSPAR Convention’s Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter.