The project Plastic Buster CAP is funded by the European Union under the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation program ENI CBC Med.
The project is led by the University of Siena, Italy, and executed in partnership with Tyre Coast Nature Reserve (TCNR)-Lebanon, Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development-Greece, Legambiente Onlus-Italy, Higher Council for Scientific Research – Institute of Marine Sciences-Spain, El Ramis Society for Local Community Development of Barrany-Egypt, National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies – Department of Marine environment-Tunisia, The University of Jordan – Aqaba Branch. Faculty of Basic and Marine Sciences, Department of Marine Biology-Jordan.
The project will tackle one of the most challenges of the world, especially the Mediterranean Sea.
Plastic Buster CAP will help to enhance and transfer knowledge, experience, and best practice tools that address the entire management cycle of marine litter from monitoring and assessment to prevention and mitigation, towards an integrated and strategic approach that couples Ecosystem-based management and ICZM into local development planning.
Project Duration: November 2021 – November 2023
Project budget: 1.1 million €
EU contribution under the ENI CBC Med program: 0.9 million €
5 training programs on marine litter monitoring and assessment
5 pilot marine litter monitoring and assessment campaigns
4 pilot actions to mitigate marine litter
5 training programs on marine litter mitigation measures
1 roadmap for marine litter policy priorities
1 coastal cities network for a litter-free Mediterranean & Turtle Rescue Centre network
Director: Mr. Hasan DBOUK
Project Manager: Dr. Ali BADREDDINE
Financial Officer: Ms. Nabigha DAKIK