Upcycling the Oceans joins Enaleia to clean up the Greek coast

Throught its project “Mediterranean Clean Up” Enaleia trains, empowers and motivates old and new fishermen to collect plastic from the sea. In fact, the UN Environment Program selected it among the Top 5 best initiatives in Europe for 2019 for its positive impact on the environment. 

For all that and taking into consideration the similarities between Enaleia´ s project and Upcycling the Oceans, both entities signed an agreement in 2020 to establish a collaboration for boosting the recycling of the marine debris collected by the fishermen. Currently the Ecoalf Foundation supports Enaleia’s work in 13 Greek Ports in which they collaborate with more than 100 ships and close to 600 fishermen. 

This is the first step for Upcycling the Oceans-Med, an initiative headed by the ECOALF Foundation to join forces all over the Mediterranean Sea and tackle one of its greatest threats, marine litter.

100 boats and nearly 600 fishermen involved

In 2021, the Greek fishermen extracted 120 tonnes of plastic from the Mediterranean Sea.