Interreg Baltic Sea Region transnational cooperation programme 2014-2020 research project R092 “Innitiatives to remove microplastic before it enters the sea – FanpLESStic-sea” will focus on decreasing and removing microplastics in the Baltic Sea. The project will increase knowledge and understanding about dispersal pathways and sources through measurements in different flows in society, as well as cost-effective methods to reduce microplastics. Marine littering is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time and plastic is one of the most common types of garbage in the sea. Microplastics are plastic particles that are smaller than 5 mm in size.
The project has three key targets:
  • increased knowledge of where microplastics come from and their transport pathways
  • evaluation of technology that can reduce microplastic or reduce microplastic leakage before reaching watercourses,
  • increased knowledge and commitment of decision makers through suggestions on how to implement cost-effective methods to reduce microplastics.

About the project:
  • Project partner countries: Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia
  • The total budget of the project: 2 968 068,80 euro
  • Financial support by the EU Interreg program: 2,608,904.80 euro
  • Project period: from January 1st 2019 to June 30th 2021
  • Project lead partner: Swedish Water Research (Project manager Carina Svensson)



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