Upcycling the Oceans Spain
Upcycling the Oceans Spain was started in September 2015 as a pilot project by the ECOALF Foundation in which 9 fishing ports participated. A year later,ECOEMBES joined this project to extend its activity along the entire Spanish coast and guarantee the correct management of all the recovered waste. In 2020 GENERALI joins the movement against marine litter supporting this initiative through GENERALI Index Evolution. ((Read more here))
The project is present in 43 Spanish ports and has been able to get nearly 2.500 fishermen (primarily trawling) involved. Together, they have managed to remove more than 850 tones of waste from our oceans.
In addition to the recovering of marine litter, Upcycling the Oceans wants to offer scientific information that will allow them to raise awareness about the problem in order to establish preventative measures. Thanks to the voluntary participation of the fleet, it carries out characterizations of the waste that are found at the bottom of the ocean through the platform MARNOBA.