European project addresses floating marine waste issue

European project addresses floating marine waste issue
Friday, December 23, 2016


Marine waste. (Photo: AZTI)

A project under the European Environment and Climate Action Program LIFE, which will invest a total of EUR 2.1 million, aims to collect 100 tonnes of this waste in Guipúzcoa and the Pyrenees-Atlantiques region.

This is the LIFE LEMA project, which will provide methodological guidance and smart tools to local authorities for the effective management of floating marine waste, promoting improvements in European policies with a cross-border approach.

The project is formed by an international working group and has six partners led by the Provincial Council of Guipúzcoa. The research centres AZTI and Rivages Pro Tech, the public bodies Syndicat mixte Kosta Garbia and the town hall of Biarritz as well as the NGO Surfrider Foundation Europe complete the work team.

Source: World News at http://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?monthyear=12-2016&day=23&id=89024