Bio-Mi was one of the 23 partners from 12 different countries, 60 representatives and more than 20 local stakeholders that came together on the 10th and 11th of January in Koper, Slovenia, to participate at the kick-off meeting of the project REMEDIES, planning forward actions for deploying plastic litter valorisation and prevention pathways.
REMEDIES is a Horizon Mission Program co-funded by the European Commission aiming to co-create solutions for the future of our oceans, through deploying plastic litter valorisation and prevention pathways. The overall objective of the project is to create a trend of plastic prevention by exploitation of traditional and modern channels. Along with the help of citizen’s science fostering co-creation of participatory processes, REMEDIES aims to build a more plastic-conscious society. Monitoring and collecting plastic litter, as well as preventing the generation of litter in the first place.
The project aims to restore, protect and preserve the health of our ocean, seas and waters by 2030. The Mission is designed to deliver on the European Union’s 2030 quantified and measurable targets for protecting and restoring ecosystems and biodiversity with actions for zero pollution, and for decarbonization as well as net greenhouse gas emissions reduction towards climate-neutrality, within the EU’s ocean, seas and waters.
The National Institute of Chemistry (NIC) in Slovenia, the Coordinator of the consortium, led the first meeting, that was dedicated to the introduction of partners and the topic, from a local, European and global perspective. The meeting-agenda setting highlighted the team’s collective actions, outputs, outcomes and the expected impact for the upcoming four years.
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