BLUENET, creating new life for abandoned, lost or discarded fishing and aquaculture gears to prevent marine litter generation.
The BLUENET project is focused on the demonstration of a series of actions addressed to prevent and reduce marine litter from fishing/aquaculture and, in turn, establish a harmonized plan for the collection and management of marine litter to make the prevention and reduction of ALDFG attractive to fishers and aquaculture operators; thus, boosting the local circular economy through recycling the gears for the benefits of the fishing and aquaculture sectors.
The project is therefore mainly focused on the following priority areas of reduction and prevention of marine litter from fishing and aquaculture sectors, and the removal and recycling of fishing and aquaculture gears made of Polyethylene (PE), Polyamide (PA) and Polypropylene (PP) to promote the local circular economy from/for these sectors.
SEALIVE (Strategies of circular Economy and Advanced bio-based solutions to keep our Lands and seas alIVE from plastics contamination) is a European innovation project, funded through Horizon 2020, that will bring advanced bio-based plastic solutions to the market, providing viable alternatives to single-use plastics. SEALIVE will reduce plastic waste and contamination on land and in seas by boosting the use of biomaterials and contributing to the circular economy with cohesive bio-plastic strategies.
BIO-PLASTIC EUROPE is developing and implementing sustainability based solutions for bio-based plastic production and use to preserve land and sea environmental quality in Europe.
The project will deliver sustainable strategies and solutions for bio-based plastics to support the EU-Plastic Strategy and a circular economy. It needs to be viewed not only as a research project but also as an intervention which takes into account the complex and dynamic processes of societal transformation triggered by a new awareness on the use of bio-based plastic, using the opportunity which emerges for a grounded and participatory research and innovation process.
This includes innovative product design, health and safety standards, end-of-live solutions and environmental and economic assessments of products life cycle. Furthermore, we also aim to develop business models for efficient reuse and recycling, ensuring safety of recycled materials for the environment and society.