BLUEPOINT

BluePoint - Blue circular economy of marine plastics

Blue and Green environment
Blue and Green environment
Priority
Priority
Blue and Green environment
Total budget
Total budget
3,36 M€
ERDF funding
ERDF funding
2,52 M€
Lead Partner
Lead partner
Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa (País Vasco, ES)
Duration
Duration
31.12.2023 — 30.06.2026
Summary

The OECD's report from February 2022 shows that there's a huge amount of garbage in the oceans – 140 million tons, and 80% of it is plastic. Every year, an additional 12.5 million tons of garbage, mostly plastic, gets added. This is a big problem because it's predicted that by 2050, there might be more plastic in the oceans than fish. This is bad for the environment, the health of marine life, and the economy. The Bay of Biscay, near France, has 55,000 tons of plastic, affecting the Atlantic-Cantabrian coast.

BLUEPOINT wants to turn this problem into an opportunity. They plan to create a system where everyone involved – different groups, businesses, and countries – works together to deal with marine plastic. The goal is to set up a Blue Circular Economy for marine plastics. The project will bring together various people and organizations to cooperate, come up with new ideas, start businesses, and work internationally to make the most of the value in marine plastic and create new opportunities.

Partners are starting in the Atlantic-Cantabrian regions and hope to create a model that can be used in other places, helping the maritime sector become more efficient and circular in its use of resources.

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Partners:

  • MIK S. Coop. (País Vasco, ES)
  • Gobierno del Principado de Asturias (Principado de Asturias, ES)
  • Atlantic Technological University (Northern and Western, IE)
  • Agrupación de Sociedades Asturianas de Trabajo Asociado y Economía Social (Principado de Asturias, ES)
  • Sociedad para el Desarrollo Regional de Cantabria - SODERCAN (Cantabria, ES)
  • I Clean My Sea (Aquitaine, FR)
  • CVR - Centro para a Valorização de Resíduos (Norte, PT)
  • École Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées (Aquitaine, FR)
  • University of Limerick (Northern and Western, IE)
  • Laboratório da Paisagem (Norte, PT)
  • South East Business & Innovation Centre (Southern, IE)


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Associated partners:

  • Décathlon - Nabaiji (Aquitaine, FR)
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