12 October 2021. The Plastic Busters capitalization event aims to showcase the Plastic Busters MPAs advances and achievements addressing the entire management cycle of marine litter, from monitoring and assessment to prevention and mitigation. The event will bring forward the recent policy and scientific advances with regard to marine litter in the region and will provide an opportunity forcreating synergies and fostering exchanges among stakeholders active on the science-policy-society interface
Plastic Busters MPAs is an Interreg Med funded project aiming to maintain biodiversity and preserve natural ecosystems in pelagic and coastal marine protected areas by consolidating Mediterranean efforts against marine litter. The project deploys the multidisciplinary strategy and common framework of action developed within the Plastic Busters initiative led by the University of Siena and the Mediterranean Sustainable Development Solutions Network. This initiative frames the priority actions needed to tackle marine litter in the Mediterranean and was labelled under the Union for the Mediterranean in 2016, gathering the political support of 42 Euro Mediterranean countries.Plastic Busters MPAs brings together 15 implementing partners and 17 associated partners from 8 countries, namely Albania, Cyprus, Croatia, France, Italy, Greece, Slovenia and Spain.