The overall objective of RE.CO.RD is to introduce environmentally friendly sustainable technologies and processes to manage plastic waste, specifically to promote a model of sustainable exploitation of the coasts through shared strategies for a functional waste management. Bathing sites will become protected sites in order to safeguard and enhance coastal ecosystems.
Marine pollution is a huge environmental problem: according to recent reports, the Adriatic Sea has an average of 27 floating waste per square kilometre, mainly out of plastic (90%), threatening local fauna.
RE.CO.RD project aims at reducing the environmental impact of economic activities related to the touristic exploitation of coastal areas bringing marine pollution as a direct result: the active participation of the population and the introduction of new technologies will lead to a virtual circle of plastic materials recycling.
The Municipality of Otranto is the Lead Partner of the project that involves two Italian partners, the University of Salento and the Municipality of Santa Cesarea Terme, and two Greek partners, the Municipality of Lefkada and the Technological educational institute of Epirus – Special account for research funds.
The kick-off meeting of the project RE.CO.RD "REcycling strategies for the COastal sustainable waste management towards R&D Innovation” was held on 31st July 2018 in Otranto (Basiliani CDSHotels). The Municipality of Otranto is the Lead Partner of the project that involves two Italian...