CLAIM project tackles the issue of marine plastic pollution •

CLAIM project tackles the issue of marine plastic pollution


Today’s Video of the Day from Pensoft Publishers describes the CLAIM Project, which is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

The CLAIM project has been actively pursuing the EU target to improve water quality by reducing marine plastic litter by 50 percent and microplastics by 30 percent by 2030.

“The EU Horizon 2020 project CLAIM has been working to prevent and manage both micro- and macroplastics through the development of new cleaning technologies and redefined methodological approaches. Formed by a consortium of leading international experts from 15 countries in Europe and beyond, CLAIM succeeded in delivering qualitative research with the capacity to reduce the amount and impact of plastic pollution on the ecosystem-based services of the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas.” 

George Triantafyllou, a project  coordinator from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), said that what was accomplished in CLAIM will have an impact on the entire society, as the plastic pollution issue affects the health of every creature.

“We hope that our long-lasting legacy has set a good example and paved the way for further research and policy change,” said Triantafyllou.

Video Credit: CLAIM Project

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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