On Friday, September 20th 2019, the final meeting of the "Pelagos Plastic Free" project took place at the Genoa Nautical Show.

The first results of the project, funded by the Permanent Secretariat of the Pelagos Agreement, were announced on this occasion. The scientific research focused on the microorganisms that proliferate around plastic waste abandoned at sea. The project involved numerous local administrations in the Sanctuary area in the development of activities aimed at improving waste management, as well as in the development of awareness-raising activities in schools and seafarers.

For more information on the "Pelagos Plastic Free" project: http://www.pelagosplasticfree.eu (website in French and Italian)