Marine Litter

Survey: Can better design reduce marine litter?

It is estimated that globally 4.7 million to 12.7 million tons of plastic waste enter the ocean annually from land. Marine litter significantly impacts the marine environment, its organisms as well as human beings. Which role can ecodesign play to reduce and prevent marine litter?

This 15 min survey is to follow-up the HELCOM-INTERREG-Workshop on ecodesign and marine litter which took place on the 15th of June 2018. It is aimed to understand what further options can be explored when addressing the nexus between marine litter and eco-design. No need to answer all 12 questions, just skip one, in case you have no answer ...

By the way, are you aware of the fact that some 80% of a product’s environmental footprint is determined in the design stage? Thereupon, “eco-design” as an integrated approach can make a huge contribution to our transition from a linear to a circular economic model. To learn more about it, check out the „Ecodesign Circle“ project implemented with the support of the Submariner Network member s.Pro within the frames of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme. 


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