Marine Litter Stations

Establishment of marine litter collection stations

The idea of establishing marine litter stations is a unique and innovative idea and perception of our organization, which ranked first among 475 ideas in Europe in the context of Advocate Europe contest.

The stations are established at harbours, where mainly fishing communities operate and are equipped with bins and relevant signage that helps citizens and fishermen place collected litter by the sea and coastal zones. Municipal authorities, in cooperation with our team, are responsible for monitoring waste and distributing it to recycling or upcycling plants. In this context, our organization participates in the Blue Cycle program, where fishing gear is collected via our stations and through our underwater and coastal operations.

Marine litter collection stations are very important for achieving our goals and strengthening our relations with fishermen and coastal communities, promoting our innovative approach for recycling and upcycling marine litter, developing data of scientific interest, as well as operating as hubs that facilitate the implementation of numerous activities by our team.

Paros Marine Litter Station

 

Our station is located at the Paroikia area and was established in cooperation with the Municipality of Paros. In this context, we cooperate with the local fishermen association and a number of stakeholders in the island that contribute to the efficient management of the station.

Antiparos Marine Litter Station

The station is the first one in Greece and was established in cooperation with the Municipality of Antiparos and with the support of the Cyclades Preservation Fund. In order to ensure the efficient operation of the station we cooperate with the fishermen association, the Antiparos Recycling Committee and the dive center Blue Island Divers.

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