Processing of Marine Litter #
The Transformation Centre of Marine Litter contributes to the creation of an inclusive circular economy model linked to the protection of the marine environment and the use of plastics and waste from fishing activities, giving them a new life linked to the development of work at sea, and at the same time allowing an occupational activity for the users of the inclusion entities participating in the project.
This project was an opportunity for the Association of Women in the Fishing Sector to lead an initiative for the protection of the marine environment and to collaborate with other social agents in the implementation of a circular economy project.
Problem addressed #
The problem of marine litter is well known. Marine debris and waste from fishing activities, as well as pollution on natural resources and the marine and coastal environment are common occurrences.
Objectives & implementation #
The main objective of the project is to generate links and dynamics that facilitate learning between the different agents, professionals and researchers who work in the marine environment, establishing new collaborative synergies, exchanging information and knowledge for better management of marine resources and environments.
Professionals in the maritime sector, users/people linked to the four entities participating in the project, and the general public.
From 05/07/2021 to 31/10/2022
Fields of application #
This project sought to establish networking dynamics between social integration groups in the municipalities that form part of the GALP Costa Sostible, as well as between agents from the fishing sector and other social, professional and research groups. It also sought to involve and raise awareness in society in general.
This project will serve as a model for the birth of new initiatives, thus contributing to the promotion of economic growth from a sustainable and marine environment preservation point of view.
Impact & Results #
Rehabilitation of a small unitary school to convert it into a center for activities linked to the care and protection of the marine environment and oriented towards the circular economy.
Three occupational training activities were carried out with the participation of a total of fifteen users from each of the inclusion entities (3) involved in the project.
This project supports the employability of the entities linked to the project.
Several companies in the territory contacted different entities showing interest in the Centre’s products.
This project contributes to the diversification of activities in the fisheries sector.