CircularSeas Second project annual meeting
Eight project partners, from 5 nationalities gathered in Plymouth in south-west England for a second project meeting to discuss the project progress and to plan the upcoming tasks and events. The meeting took place from 29 to 30 October 2019 at the University of Plymouth.
To estimate the project progress, partners made a detailed overview of the completed and upcoming tasks, focusing on the diagnosis of the Circularplastic project for maritime industries, definition of business cases and the development/pilot test for new green products manufactured by 3D printing.
In the next years, the CircularSeas will continue to look for new eco-innovative products which contribute to reducing the negative impact of plastics on the sea environment. Aiming to reuse plastic marine debris, thermoplastic wastes from the maritime sector, with renewable polymers, biodegradable polymers and high performance polymers as 3D printing materials, CircularSeas will organize stakeholder engagement events in La Rochelle (France), Cork (Ireland), Plymouth (United Kingdom) and Peniche (Portugal). Target groups will be invited to an interactive presentation on the importance of increasing the collection and valorization of ocean plastics waste; reduction on the use of plastic-based parts in the maritime industries, in the diversification of economic activities linked to Green Growth, as well as the CircularSeas outputs, which have the potential to revitalize the economy of the coastal communities.