The MARLISCO Project at the “Plastics: resource or environmental hazard?” conference

On Monday, 10th February 2014, from 9 am to 5 pm,  the Science and Technological Innovation Department, University of Piemonte Orientale, has held the “Plastics: resource or environmental hazard?” (o.t. “Plastiche: risorsa o rischio ambientale?”) at the department’s lecture hall, in 11, T. Michel Boulevard, Alessandria (Italy).

Italian and international experts took part in the conference, confronting themselves about environmental sets of problems and the economic opportunities that make plastics an issue in continuous development.

Among the speakers, Luigi Alcaro, an ISPRA’s marine biologist (National Safeguard and Environmental Research Institute) as well as MARLISCO Project’s expert contributor  for the Province of Teramo has presented a  double-handed  report (Alcaro, L. and  Di Berardo, M., MARLISCO technical secretariat) entitled  “Marine Litter: achievable reduction measures together the Marine Framework Strategy Directive 2008/56/EC - the MARLISCO case” byillustrating the first 18 months of MARLISCO’s activities’ outputs (Marine Litter in European Seas – Social Awareness and Co-Responsability) and the next activities to be conducted by May 2015.

Tatjana Hema, Advisory Panel MARLISCO ‘s member and MEDPOL’s specialist , has participated in the Conference with the presentation “Marine litter Regional Plan Implementation in the Mediterranean: major challenges”, and Thomas Maes, MARLISCO Regional Node Leader and also MARLISCO partner CEFASrepresentative, with the presentation: “Microplastics - Is it a threat for the 2 Seas Area?”.

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