Wednesday, June 22, 2016 — Last December, the European Commission identified the fight against marine litter to be a priority for the successful development of its Circular Economy Package.
It is within this context that Alain CADEC, Member of the European Parliament, Chairman of the Fisheries Committee, and Chairman of the Department of Côtes d’Armor and Thierry BURLOT, President of the Waste Sorting Center Kerval Centre Armor, Vice-President of the Bretagne Region in charge of the Environment are organizing a live demonstration of marine litter collection and recycling in collaboration with the Waste Free Oceans Foundation.
The demo will take place on July 8th at the port of Erquy in the region of Bretagne, France. Fishermen from the Fisheries Committee of the Department of Côtes d’Armor will demonstrate how they are able to collect floating marine litter with the help of the WFO trawl designed for this purpose.
On July 8th you will have the rare opportunity to not only observe first-hand the collection of marine litter in the Bay of Erquy but also follow the closing the loop cycle as you will accompany the collected litter to the waste sorting center and view the sorting process.
July 8th Program
08:30 Bus departure to Erquy harbour
from Sorting Center GENERIS (Ploufragan)
09:15 Welcome coffee at the port of Erquy fish market
09:45 Live demonstration of marine litter collection
10:45 Transfer of collected litter to the sorting center GENERIS
11:00 Return to Sorting Center GENERIS (Ploufragan)
11:45 Visit of Sorting Center GENERIS (by groups of 15 persons)
Follow the sorting process of the waste collected at sea
• Alain Cadec, Chairman of the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament, Chairman of the Conseil Départemental des Côtes d'Armor
• Thierry Burlot, President of Kerval Centre Armor and Vice-Chairman of the Bretagne region in charge of environment, biodiversity and waste
• Alexandre Dangis, Founder of Waste Free Oceans
12:45 Walking Lunch
For more information and to register, head over to the event's website!