MARELITT

PILOT PROJECT: REMOVAL OF MARINE LITTER FROM EUROPE'S FOUR REGIONAL SEAS

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Toolkit: Marine litter retention, Implementing your project, Complementary activities

See also: Litter collection | Litter reception | Recycling and disposal | Project communication | Raising awareness on marine litter | Monitoring marine litter

You should consider whether there are any opportunities to cooperate with other types of marine litter projects in your local area. Your project might benefit from sharing efforts and resources with other projects in areas such as joint management of the marine litter collected or joint awareness campaigns.

Other types of projects that might be carried out in your local area include:

A number of initiatives provide guidance to organisations who wish to carry out these activities. For example, the Ocean Initiatives’ Organizer’s Kit provides you with a protocol to organise a local beach clean-up. Project Aware’s Dive Against Debris project provides guidelines for conducting diving for litter initiatives, from choosing a diving site to recording data. Detailed guidance on monitoring beach litter is provided in the Guidance on monitoring of marine litter in European Seas (JRC, 2013) and the Marine Litter Watch app helps volunteers report the marine litter they collect on beaches to a Europe-wide database.