UPCYCLING THE OCEANS SPAIN WAS BORN
500 tonnes of marine waste have been collected since 2015
UPCYCLING THE OCEANS THAILAND WAS BORN
The Mediterranean is one of the seas with the highest levels of plastic pollution in the world.
UPCYCLING THE OCEANS GREECE IS BORN
“We are not only concerned about what planet we leave to future generations, but also about what generations we leave to the planet"
The ECOALF Foundation is currently supported by KINGSPAN, with which it has signed an agreement for the next three years as part of its commitment to circularity. The objectives of this alliance are to further clean the oceans and to further close the cycle of materials that make up marine waste. Likewise, GREENDOT is supporting the Foundation’s work since it is interested in increasing awareness of the importance of recycling so that we prevent plastic from getting into the sea and create a bigger supply of raw materials. The ECOALF Foundation cooperates with other institutions with which it shares common values in order to create synergies. It is not only about upcycling the oceans, but also about fighting on other fronts, especially in the field of prevention through environmental education. The Foundation works to increase awareness on the opportunity that the recycling industry represents through presentations to various target groups.
“To prevent the waste from entering the sea"
In 2018 Lanjarón and the ECOALF Foundation jointly launched this project, which aims to prevent waste accumulated in coastal areas from getting into the sea. For this project, a number of sites on the Andalusian coast were selected for clean-up operations and detailed characterisation in order to improve the knowledge on the problem and offer future solutions.
“Decálogo Ciudadano" against marine waste
In light of the serious problem marine waste represents, CONAMA 2016 witnessed the presentation of the “ Decalogue against Marine Waste", a document agreed upon by environmental organisations, administrations, third sector bodies, fishermen and businesses, including the ECOALF Foundation, containing advice and good practices focused on prevention, with the aim of contributing to the maintenance of clean beaches, coasts and oceans.