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The RepescaPlas Project develops a management and recovery system for plastics recovered from the sea by the end of its fourth year

AIMPLAS has now completed the fourth and final year of the RepescaPlas Project, which has made it possible to develop a complete management system for plastic waste recovered from the sea and subsequent recycling to manufacture products of commercial value. The RepescaPlas Project has met the goal of expanding knowledge about marine litter, its location […]

Published date: 23/02/2022 – 13:16

RepescaPlas Project Achieves New High Value-Added Products From Marine Litter Through Chemical Recycling and Now Enters Fourth Year

The RepescaPlas project has ended its third year with a total of 4,218 kg of marine litter recovered from the ports of Marín in Galicia, La Restinga in El Hierro and Gandia in Valencia by fishermen’s guilds and associations. As in previous years, the items recovered were classified by marine litter type using the MARNOBA […]

Published date: 03/02/2021 – 10:43

The RepescaPlas project to continue to seek a new life for litter collected from the sea in its second year

The RepescaPlas Project has completed its first year with more than 3,000 kilos of marine litter collected from the Galician and Valencian coasts.

Published date: 13/03/2019 – 08:39

The RepescaPlas project collects three tonnes of marine litter in Gandía, Marín and Vigo

During its implementation throughout the year, the RepescaPlas project has collected more than 3,000 kg of marine litter from the ports of Gandía (Valencian Region) and Marín and Vigo (Galicia). Following the characterization tasks finished in October, near 8,000 items have been collected, counted and characterized depending on the type and category of litter. These […]

Published date: 20/11/2018 – 14:47

RepescaPlas: results of the first characterisations of wastes collected in the ports of Valencia and Galicia

The project RepescaPlas ‘Material recovery of plastic wastes collected from the sea: characterisation, applications and product development’ is born to find a solution to the marine wastes and their negative effect on the marine environment, transforming the plastic fraction waste removed with help from fishermen, into new products that can enter the market. The beginning […]

Published date: 27/07/2018 – 07:32

AIMPLAS emphasises the importance of continuing to remove plastics from the sea on World Oceans Day

AIMPLAS emphasises the importance of continuing to remove plastics from the sea on World Oceans Day, held on 8th June. The presence of litter in seas and oceans is a problem that moves forward in parallel to the industrial economic development of society, which is of increasing concern. A very visible part of this contamination […]

Published date: 08/06/2022 – 12:36

At AIMPLAS, the circular economy was the topic of 157 projects, 856 service requests, and courses and conferences that attracted nearly 2,000 people in 2020

One of the societal challenges being addressed by AIMPLAS in its activities is the drive to make progress towards the circular economy, a production model fully supported by the European Commission that aims to meet citizen concerns on environmental sustainability. This focus on the circular economy is also in line with the United Nations Sustainable […]

Published date: 19/05/2021 – 13:03

Chemical recycling will be applied to marine litter to obtain fuel for fishing boats

In the two years since the RepescaPlas project was started, five tonnes of marine litter have been recovered. The project, now moving into its third phase, expects to obtain new products from this litter through pyrolysis.

Published date: 25/03/2020 – 14:09

A project will collect marine litter in Galicia and Valencia for their analysis and subsequent valorisation as new products

AIMPLAS coordinates the project REPESCA_PLAS in the framework of the programme Pleamar of Fundación Biodiversidad (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Foodstuffs and Environment), with the aim of collecting more than 300 kg of marine litter in the ports of Gandia and Vigo.

Published date: 05/02/2018 – 09:41