Matteo Galli, currently a PhD student involved in the Plastic Busters MPAs Project, has completed both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree focusing on marine pollution issues. The young...

"Please join the meeting at 9 am via the following link ...", “can you hear me?”, “can you go on mute? “, ”can you share your screen? “ These sentences have recently invaded our daily lives; in...

In an interview with Ms. Costanza Favilli, Executive Secretary of the Pelagos Agreement on the creation of a marine mammal Sanctuary in the Mediterranean Sea, we speak about the role of the Sanctuary...



PlasticBusters MPAs is an Interreg Med funded project aiming to contribute to maintaining biodiversity and preserving natural ecosystems in pelagic and coastal protected areas by consolidating Mediterranean efforts to address marine litter. The project covers the whole management cycle of marine litter, from monitoring and assessment, to prevention and mitigation.

The project deploys the multidisciplinary strategy and common framework of action developed within the Plastic Busters Initiative led by the University of Siena and the Mediterranean Sustainable Development Solutions Network. This Initiative frames the priority actions needed to tackle marine litter in the Mediterranean and was labelled under the Union for the Mediterranean in 2016, capturing the political support of 43 EuroMediterranean countries


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