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)

Currently, Upcycling the Oceans has managed to involve more than 2,500 fishermen in 40 Spanish ports, all of which have together managed to extract more than 500 tonnes of garbage from our seas.

550 fishing vessels involved

500 tonnes of marine debris recovered from the bottom of the sea 

2015
2019

Results
20152016201720182019
TOTAL WASTE (T)2354113140152
% PET6%6%11%10%9%
PORTS99323740
BOATS165165462546550
FISHERMEN743743207925342600
1.Coruña

2.Llança

3.Port de la Selva

4.Roses

5.Palamós

6.Blanes 

7.Arenys de mar

8.Barcelona

9.Vilanova i la Geltru

10.Tarragona

11.Cambrils

12.LAmetilla

13.LAmpolla

14.Sant Carles de la Rápita

15.Les Cases dAlcanar

16.Vinaroz

17.Benicarló

18.Peñíscola

19.Castelló

20.Burriana

21.Valencia

22.Cullera

23.Gandía

24.Denia

25.Javea

26.Calpe 

27.Altea

28.Villajoyosa

29.Santa Pola

30.San Pedro del Pinatar

31.Cartagena

32.Mazarrón

33.Águilas

34.Barbate

35.Puerto de Santa María

36.Sanlucar de Barrameda

37.Chipiona

38.Corme

39.Celeiro

40.Burela

* These data correspond to the year 2019, at the end of the year they will be updated.