Plastic Busters MPAs aims to contribute to maintaining biodiversity and preserving natural ecosystems in pelagic and coastal MPAs by consolidating Mediterranean efforts to curb marine litter.
The project entails actions that address the whole management cycle of marine litter, from monitoring and assessment to prevention and mitigation, as well as actions to strengthen networking between and among pelagic and coastal MPAs in the Mediterranean.
Plastic Busters MPAs brings together 15 implementing partners and 17 associated partners from 8 countries, namely Albania, Cyprus, Croatia, France, Italy, Greece, Spain and Slovenia. It started on the 1st of February 2018 and will be ending by the 31st of January 2022 (4-year duration). Plastic Busters MPAs is an Interreg Med project with a budget of €5,055 million, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance Fund.