Second edition of international workshop ‘Removal of Marine Litter and Circular Economy: Challenges and Opportunities’
1 June, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
This event will present innovative and sustainable technologies for the removal and recycling of marine litter – particularly plastics – creating a chance for large industrial entities, start-ups, and NGOs to meet. The workshop is the second annual event held as part of the MAELSTROM (coordinated by CNR ISMAR) and In-No-Plastic (coordinated by Norwegian SINTEF) projects, both financed as part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. Within this context, technological clusters will be presented by the most promising voices in the blue circular economy: an economy which focuses upon the oceans and seas of our planet. It would be remiss also not to mention the long-awaited and recently approved ‘Salvamare’ law (i.e. ‘sea rescue’) which will be presented by Senator Andrea Ferrazzi: member of the 13th standing committee (local area, environment, environmental goods) of Italy.
The workshop will house representatives of other European projects, as well as independent entrepreneurs working in planning and experimentation for innovative marine litter collection devices, through technology aimed at the circular economy.
The event, which will take place from 10.00 to 17.00, will act as an important opportunity for the following European H2020 projects to share scientific and technical knowledge: MAELSTROM, In-No-Plastic, CLEARSEA and MARLESS. The day will be divided into three sessions with roundtables and Q&A sessions, and will take place as a hybrid event, both in-person and online, in CNR ISMAR’s Venice office.