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Venice | Local stakeholders meeting

31 May, 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm

The event aims to highlight the current marine litter management system in Venice in light of the recent approval of the ‘Salvamare’ (or ‘sea rescue’) regulation, which marks a turning point for the circular economy of marine waste in Italy. Within this context, the activities and efforts of various European projects will be presented, each supporting this technological and cultural step towards sustainable marine litter management in Italy and across Europe.

The MAELSTROM and In-No-Plastic projects will be presented, as well as their removal and plastic pollution monitoring activities in the Venetian lagoon. Alongside this, the activities performed by Italo-Croatian project MARLESS and by WWF Plastic Smart Cities (signed by the Municipality of Venice) will be presented.

Speakers include: Senator Andrea Ferrazzi, member of the 13th standing committee (local area, environment, environmental goods); Fantina Madricardo, coordinator of H2020 MAELSTROM project; Davide Poletto, director of Venice Lagoon Plastic Free and spokesperson for H2020 In-No-Plastic project; Giorgio Bagordo, manager of WWF Plastic Smart Cities initiative for Italy; Andrea Torresan, ARPAV, representative of interregional Italo-Croatian project MARLESS.