Sea cleaning vessel "Battello Spazzamare" (Italy)
“Battello Spazzamare” is a vessel realized by Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, for the collection of floating and solid litter in Italian Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). This vessel is equipped with a basket situated at the bow, which is used for the collection and stowage of floating litter.
Once collected, the litter is subdivided in: multi-material (plastic, glass and aluminium), wood, organic material, and undifferentiated waste, and delivered, on a weekly basis, to the firm of Massa Lubrense Municipality (Terra delle Sirene S.p.A.).
|Place / Location||Italy|
|Theme||Mitigation, Awareness (Cross-cutting)|
|Type of Initiative||Campaign, Practice/ Activity/ Action|
|Initiated by||Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea|
|Involved Stakeholders||Italian MPAs|
|Funding/Financial Support||Project was funded by the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea|
|Success Rate||Very Successful|
|Case Study prepared by||Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea|
|Submitted by||Provincia di Teramo (MARLISCO Partner 1)
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