List of entities represented in the MARLICE forum through the attendees
ADEGA, Asociación para a Defensa Ecolóxica de Galiza
We are a not-for-profit organization, partnering with the finance community, government and civil society, including environmental and economic development NGOs. We are working to make the dream of a world without plastic waste a reality. We have a strong team composed of the world’s top minds from across the entire plastics value chain — chemical and plastic manufacturers, consumer goods companies, retailers, converters, and waste management companies.
AEBAM - Spanish Marine Litter Association
The Spanish Marine Litter Association was founded with the goal of unifying efforts of private and public institutions concerned about marine litter in order to improve and speed up ranges of work that will improve.
AGENCIA DE RESIDUOS DE CATALUNYA
The Agència de Residus de Catalunya is responsible for managing the waste generated throughout Catalonia. In order to improve the quality of life for citizens in Catalonia and to protect the environment, the main objectives of the Agència de Residus de Catalunya are: to promote the minimisation of waste and their danger, to nurture selective, waste collection, waste evaluation, refuse disposal, the recovery of spaces and soils deteriorated by the uncontrolled unloading of waste or by pollutants.
AIMPLAS is a technology centre with 30 years of experience in the plastics industry that provide solutions to companies throughout the value chain, from raw material manufacturers to plastic processors and end users. am
ALLIANCE TO END PLASTIC WASTE
The Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that includes companies from across the global plastics and consumer goods value chain, including chemical and plastic manufacturers, consumer goods companies, retailers, converters, and waste management companies, along with a strategic partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
The Alliance will make investments and drive progress in four key areas: Infrastructure development to collect and manage waste and increase recycling; Innovation to advance and scale new technologies that make recycling and recovering plastics easier and create value from all post-use plastics; Education and engagement of governments, businesses, and communities to mobilize action; and Clean up concentrated areas of plastic waste already in the environment, particularly the major conduits of
waste, like rivers, that carry land-based plastic waste to the ocean.
ANSE is a spanish non-profit organization founded in 1973. The aim of the organization is the conservation of the natural environment through research projects and citizen awareness. ANSE has been working with marine litter and now is going to extend its work to the polluted rivers from south Spain.
ARCHIPELAGOS AMBIENTE E SVILUPPO
The aim of the NGO Archipielagos is the conservation of the natural environment, within the frame of a sustainable development strategy where nature conservation, the prudent use of natural resources, local culture and the economy complement each other.
The Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation – ARDITI, is a non-profit organization, which supports research and innovation, promotes scientific and technological training and contributes to the modernization and development of the Madeira Autonomous Region (RAM).
ARGANS Ltd are specialists in satellite-based Earth Observation, remote-sensing applications and services, and geographical information systems used to map and monitor the marine, atmospheric and terrestrial environment.
ASOCIACIÓN DE LATAS DE BEBIDAS
The Association of Beverage Cans is a non-profit organization, composed of beverage can manufacturers present in Spain and Portugal, suppliers of raw materials (steel and aluminum) and related industries.
AZTI is a Technology Center that develops sustainable products, services and business initiatives aimed at activating the industrial make-up while recovering and preserving natural resources. Transforming science into sustainable and healthy development for society today and in the future is our hallmark.
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITY OLDENBURG
The University of Oldenburg participates through the Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences (IBU). The Carl von Ossietzky University is located in Oldenburg, Germany. It is one of the most important and highly regarded educational facilities in northwestern Germany and specializes in interdisciplinary & sustainable development studies and renewable energy studies.
CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO DEL MAR - FUNDACIÓN CETMAR
CETMAR is a public Foundation that works for the improvement of the marine environment, its resources and all the sectors that live from it, promoting innovation and environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Cicloplast is a non-profit company committed to the environment in promoting the recycling of plastics at the end of its useful life in any of its applications: packaging, agriculture, automobile, construction, etc.
The Coca-Cola Company is a worldwide beverage company. Through its portfolio of more than 500 brands and a large distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries and territories enjoy nearly 1,600 beverages a day. Coca-Cola strives to care for the environment and reduce its environmental footprint. For this reason, in its environmental strategy it has made important commitments in matters such as packaging, water, climate and suppliers.
DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS. GOVERNMENT OF UNITED KINGDOM
The UK government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy.
Dow combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow
and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors.
ÉCO ENTREPRISES QUÉBEC
EEQ is an EPR organization for packaging and printed matter in Québec. As an expert, ÉEQ optimizes the curbside recycling value chain and implements innovative approaches with a view to sustainable development and circular economy.
ECOALF is living proof that creating a truly sustainable fashion brand is possible without sacrificing aesthetics. Where others see trash, we see potential luxury goods. Thanks to the most advanced recycling technologies, we are able to transform waste, such as fishing nets, plastic bottles, tires and even post-consumed coffee grounds into high quality fabrics and consequently, into fashionable garments.
Ecoembes is the organization that cares for the environment through recycling and the eco-design of packaging in Spain. They make it possible for plastic packaging, cans and cartons (yellow container) and for paper and cardboard packaging (blue container) to have a second life. They also create social and environmental value for society by promoting environmental education, innovation, efficiency and by creating jobs and an industrial infrastructure.
The ETC-UMA is an international research centre within the University of Malaga supporting since 2011 the development of knowledge to feed evidence-based policy. The ETC-UMA team has a wide expertise in a range of environmental and socio-economic domains. Its major areas of expertise include land management, urban sustainability, ecosystem services, coastal and marine studies, environmental conservation, territorial development, resource efficiency, and soil mapping.
EXPRA (EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ALLIANCE), founded in 2013, is the alliance for 26 packaging and packaging waste recovery and recycling systems from 24 countries which are owned by obliged industry and work on a not-for-profit basis. EXPRA acts as the authoritative voice and common policy platform representing the interests of all its member packaging recovery and recycling organisations founded and run by or on behalf of obliged industry.
GIPUZKOA PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
The Gipuzkoa Provincial Council has recognised competences as a provincial institution, especially in the areas of finance, economic development, roads and social policies. The General Assembly is the highest public representative and participatory body in the province and takes the form of a parliamentary body consisting of 51 councillors elected by universal suffrage.
GOVERNMENT OF THE BALEARIC ISLANDS
This organism is responsible for the Direction and Maintenance of the General Policies of Agriculture and Farming as well as of Fishing and the Environment in Balearic Islands. It supervises biodiversity in natural spaces and environmental education. It is also responsible for everything related to the Fishing and Agrarian Improvement Services, such as protecting the recovery of the fauna of the Balearic Islands, among many other functions.
HOMBRE Y TERRITORIO ASSOCIATION
Hombre y Territorio (HyT) is a Spanish non- profit organization that conducts research, conservation, awareness and volunteering in the natural environment.
IDAEA - Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research
CSIC is Spain’s public research institution, with 3,764 researchers and 123 Institutes. The IDAEA, located in Barcelona, is devoted to the study of natural and anthropogenic changes in ecosystems-mainly those that can lead to greater toxicity for higher organisms and humans.
IFREMER is a French institute that undertakes research and expert assessments to advance knowledge on the oceans and their resources, monitosr the marine environment and fosters the sustainable development of maritime activities. To carry out its missions, IFREMER designs and implements tools for observation, experimentation and monitoring and manages oceanographic databases.
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO - MARETEC- UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
The University of Lisboa participates through MARETEC, a Research Centre of the Instituto Superior Técnico for Marine, Environment and Technology. It has two main research areas: modelling of marine and land systems and sustainability. IST aims to contribute to the development of society, promoting excellence in higher education in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology by developing Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities.
INSTITUTO TECNOLÓXICO PARA O CONTROL DO MEDIO MARIÑO DE GALICIA - INTECMAR
Set up by law in 2004 as a public institution, INTECMAR is an official tool that belongs to the autonomic administration of Galicia and its aim is to control the quality of the marine environment and the implementation of the regulations as regards the technical and health control of sea products. It also has to take on the responsibilities and duties of the old Centre for the Control of the Marine Environment, from which it also inherit the facilities, inaugurated in 1992. A new building was built to complement the old one and it was finished in 2009.
ITALIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND RESEARCH (ISPRA)
The Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA – Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale) is a public legal entity subject to the vigilance of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Territory and Sea, and provided with technical, scientific, organizational, managerial, administrative and financial autonomy.
ITENE - Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Center
ITENE is a Technological Center formed as a private association with non-profit purposes of national scope, founded on May 30, 1994. The center promotes, in general and for any type of company, scientific research, technological progress, the development of the information society and the promotion of sustainability in the fields of packaging, logistics, transport and mobility
ITSAS GELA is an non profit association dedicated to the retrieval and divulgation of maritime heritage.
IUCN-MED (Center for Mediterranean Coorperation)
The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation is devoted to promote sustainable livelihoods and biodiversity conservation through cooperation and shared values and culture. the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation was created in 2000 with the financial support of the Spanish Ministry of Environment and the regional Ministry of Environment in Andalusia, Consejeria de Medio Ambiente (Junta de Andalucia). The Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) joined the agreement in 2010. Also the same year, the Centre assumes the implementation of a new IUCN Programme specifically designed for North Africa. The office is located in the Parque Tecnologico de Andalucia in Malaga, Spain.
JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE - EUROPEAN COMMISSION
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Fishing for Litter is a voluntary scheme that aims to reduce marine litter by involving one of the key stakeholders, the fishing industry. Fishing boats are given large bags to collect the plastics and other debris that gathers in their nets during normal fishing activities. They can unload the bags of litter at port and the rubbish is removed, recycled or disposed of on land.
Legambiente is an Italian non-profit organization founded in 1980. It’s the most prominent and widespread environmental association in Italy with two headquarters in Rome and Milan, 20 regional coordination offices and more than 600 local groups of volunteers.
MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre
MARE is a centre for research, technological development and innovation, with an integrative and holistic approach, concentrating a wide diversity of expertise, skills, and capabilities, with a nationwide territorial implementation, that develops its activities oriented to societal challenges, in close partnership with national and international research centres.
MedCities was established in 1991 in Barcelona when 16 cities formed a network with the purpose, initially, of supporting environmental protection from a local perspective. In 2015, the network became a fully independent organization and now brings together more than 50 local authorities from all shores of the Mediterranean basin. The transformation of MedCities into a legal association has increased its operational capacity and enhanced its ability to promote urban sustainable development.
MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION DIVISION OF THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
The Ministry of Environmental Protection is responsible for the formulation of a nationwide, integrated, and inclusive policy for the protection of the environment. The ministry was established in December 1988 by Govt. Decision No. 5. This proved a landmark in Israel's environmental development and in the government's determination to tackle environmental issues.
MINISTRY FOR THE ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION
The Ministry for the Ecological Transition (Spanish: Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica, MITECO) is the government department of the Government of Spain responsible for the development of the Government's policy on environment, energy, sustainable development, fight against climate change and the direction of a more ecological and productive social model.
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD (MAPA)
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has monitored and taken an active part in the negotiation process between the parties, through the Interministerial Group set up for this purpose and which has led to the provisional agreements reached within the European Union in this area.
OBSERVATÓRIO DO MAR DOS AÇORES
The Sea Observatory of the Azores (OMA) is a technical, scientific and cultural nonprofit association, in Faial island. OMA aims to disseminate scientific and technological culture and to promote interpretation and environmental education activities in the context of Marine Sciences.
Oceánidas is an NGO dedicated to the study, protection and environmental education related to the Marine Environment. We develop several projects in which we also participate in groups of people with disabilities
PAISAJE LIMPIO ASSOCIATION
Paisaje Limpio Association is a national non-profit organization established in 2004. It is created to promote actions against the uncontrolled dumping of waste, based on information and training to promote a civic culture, respectful of the environment, and the use of established waste recovery routes.
Plan Bleu is one of the Regional Activity Centres of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), put in place by France since 1977. Its program of work is approved every two years by the Contracting parties to the Barcelona Convention.
PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU28 member states plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection. More than 1.5 million people are working in approximately 60,000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover above 350 bn EUR per year. The plastics industry includes polymer producers - represented by PlasticsEurope, converters - represented by EuPC - and machine manufacturers - represented by EUROMAP. For further info see the web links: www.plasticseurope.org, www.plasticsconverters.eu, www.euromap.org
PLASTIC OCEAN UK
Plastic Oceans UK have been experts on plastic pollution for nearly a decade. This began with our award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean, now available for streaming on Netflix. Now, we’re solving the plastic crisis through our science, sustainability and education programmes.
POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF CARTAGENA
The Ecosystem Research Group from the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena is build up by multidisciplary researchers (biologist, oceanographer and engineering) working mainly in : physical oceanography, hydrodynamic numerical modelling, underwater vehicles and phytoplankton ecology.
PROGRAMA DEL ESTUARIO DE LA BAHÍA DE SAN JUAN
The San Juan Bay Estuary Program is a non-profit corporation that designs, implements and tracks restoration actions to improve water quality and associated ecosystems within the San Juan Bay Estuary system and its basin. The program involves citizens, visitors and tourists, and is associated with the governmental, private, scientific, academic and community sectors
The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) assists the Mediterranean coastal States in ratifying, transposing, implementing and enforcing international maritime conventions related to the prevention, preparedness and response to pollution from ships
CENTER RIVAGES PROTECH – SUEZ
Rivages Pro Tech est un centre d’expertise technique et scientifique de Lyonnaise des Eaux spécialisé dans la gestion des milieux aquatiques, eaux de baignade et ports, en réponse notamment aux besoins des collectivités locales. Dans le cadre de la réalisation des profils de vulnérabilité des 21 plages de la ville de Marseille, menée par Rivages Pro Tech, l’Institut océanographique Paul Ricard a été chargé d’évaluer le risque d’efflorescences phytoplanctoniques potentiellement toxiques en période estivale
The Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) is a centre for international cooperation with Mediterranean countries on development and innovation in the production sector and civil society, based on more sustainable consumption and production models.
SEO/Birdlife is a non-governmental (NGO), scientific and conservationist state-level organisation, a non-profit institution devoted to: Conserving wild birds and their habitat in the Spanish territory as well as to contributing, through BirdLife International, to the conservation of the global biodiversity.
SPANISH OCEANOGRAPHIC INSITUTE (IEO)
The Spanish Oceanographic Institute (IEO) is a public research institution devoted exclusively to studies on marine living and non-living resources. It is the advisory body to the government in marine affairs, on its oceanographic and fisheries policies and is the official Spanish representative in most of the international oceanographic organisations and programmes
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION EUROPE
Surfrider Foundation is a worldwide not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of lakes, rivers, oceans, waves and the coastline. Founded in 1990 by a handful of local surfers, today it gathers over 12 000 members in Europe and is represented in 9 countries through its volunteer chapters.
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION EUROPE (DEL. SPAIN)
Surfrider Spain, which is constituted in 2009, represents the delegation in the national territory promoting in Spain activities and campaigns in the various autonomous communities on the protection of our coasts. The offices of Surfrider Spain are located in San Sebastián - Donosti, and in Barcelona we have the support of two groups of volunteers by constituted the chapters Cantabria and Barcelona, as well as active groups in Cádiz, in the Basque Country and Asturias among others.
Sustainn designs and develops sustainable business models, products and services (economical, social and environmental), applying Circular Economy principles.
UN Environment – Mediterranean Action Plan, including the Regional Activity Centres: SCP/RAC, REMPEC and MED POL. The Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) is the institutional framework for cooperation in addressing common challenges of marine environmental degradation. The MAP also endorsed the preparation of a framework convention for the protection of the marine environment against pollution, as well as two related protocols that would provide a legal basis for action in protecting the Mediterranean marine environment against pollution.
UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
The University of Barcelona participates through the Unit of Vertebrate Zoology of the Department of evolutionary biology, ecology and environmental sciences, which focuses its teaching and research on animal biology from an evolutionary and ecological perspective.
UNIVERSITY OF CADIZ
The University of Cadiz participates through the Biology Department. It is a public university situated in the southern-most province of Spain, with shores bathed by the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The University has more than 18000 students, 15 centres and 45 departments, staffed by over 1500 lecturers who teach on a total of 63 degree programmes and 22 doctorate courses.
UNIVERSITY OF LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, also known as the ULPGC (Spanish Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) is a Spanish university located in Las Palmas, the capital city of Gran Canaria Island. The university conducts research in several fields, especially in biomedicine, electronics and computer sciences, and marine sciences.
UNIVERSITY OF SIENA
The University of Siena participates through the Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and Environment (DSFTA). The DSFTA Department is an integrated structure with a high profile in scientific research and education. It takes advantage of the experience of the researchers from the original departments and their participation in international research collaborations in a wide range of disciplines, thus allowing for the development of innovative and multi-disciplinary research activities.
VERTIDOS CERO ASSOCIATION
Vertidos Cero Association is a non-profit organization that is created as a response to social unrest detected by a group of professionals concerned about the impact of discharges on the environment and, therefore, on our quality of life. It arises from the need to involve the entire society of the problem generated by the discharges, on the basis of knowing to respect and advance.