On Tuesday 17 December 2019, the Ministry of Environment and Energy organized a Consultation Conference on the Single-Use Plastics. The conference was attended by Minister Kostis Hatzidakis, Secretary General Konstantinos Aravossis and other representatives of the state leadership. Issues related to marine single-use plastics and the circular economy, the existing institutional framework for single-use plastic Continue reading "%s"
The 4th GRBossible 2019 Festival of Young Entrepreneurs was held on November 29 and 30, an event organized by Skywalker.gr to support and promote new business initiatives. BlueCycle’s multi-faceted activity was presented by the founder and director of the program, Susanna Laskarides, who participated in a panel on “The productive model of the circular economy Continue reading "%s"
BlueCycle joins forces with the architectural duo The New Raw and proposes creative solutions through the production of a new line of recycled plastic furniture, using marine plastic waste generated mainly from shipping and fishing activities. 3D printing technology, combined with a long-term Research & Design project, gives a new perspective for the reuse of Continue reading "%s"
During the weekend of 16th and 17th November we visited the islands of Paros and Antiparos, in Cyclades, for the collection of the fishing equipment gathered by the fisherment at the marine litter collection stations established by Aegean Rebreath. For the first time in these islands, nets, ropes, fishing lines and other plastic fishing equipment Continue reading "%s"
On 19 September 2019 at the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy the Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος και Ενέργειας the workshop “Circular Economy Transition in Smart Specialization Strategy (CE in S3) in RIS countries” was held, organized by Klimate KIC Greece. In the event were presented the first results the CE in S3 EIT Climate KIC project Continue reading "%s"
A step closer towards Circular Economy for BlueCycle project as we welcome as a partner the Association of Hellenic Plastic Industries. Increasing the use of recycled plastic by industry is a goal for the whole of Europe, in line with the latest European Directive of 5 June 2019 and the BlueCycle program is helping to Continue reading "%s"
The legendary HMS PERSEUS submarine, which sunk off Cefalonia on 6 December 1941, became our field of action in order to “liberate” it from the abandoned nets accumulated in the spot. The mission was organized by Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, well-known for its maritime history and research activity, in cooperation with Aegean Rebreath, and delivered a Continue reading "%s"
A ghostfishing expedition was carried out on Sunday 2 June 2 2019, for a sea clean-up at the island of Salamina, in Attica. Together with our partners from Aegean Rebreath and of course “Ama, the ghost net hunter”, our ROV, we dived in a reef where a significant quantity of abandoned nets was detected. After Continue reading "%s"
The new acquisition of the BlueCycle program is “Ama”, the underwater drone that will help Aegean Rebreath track the abandoned nets at the bottom of the Greek seas. Named after the Japan’s famous women pearl divers, Ama also has the possibility of broadcasting via live streaming the ghostfishing action. Follow #Ama_the_ghostnet_hunter to her adventures! Continue reading "%s"
Presentation of the BlueCycle initiative at the Conference “Single use plastic. Today a rule, tomorrow an exception” The main activities of the BlueCycle initiative were presented by Suzanna Laskaridis, director of the programme, at the conference organized by the A. C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation and the Network for the Marine Environment. Being informed about the Continue reading "%s"