MARLICE 2019 international forum to make Seville the epicentre of the fight against marine litter

MARLICE 2019, the International Forum on Marine Litter and Circular Economy, will take place in Seville from April 10 to 12 of this year. The event will bring together over 200 experts from different sectors (public authorities, industrial and production sectors, consumers, research centres and NGOs). The registration period for this event, organised by the Spanish Marine Litter Association (AEBAM), is now open.

Marine litter is one of the biggest challenges currently facing humanity. Its management has emerged as one of the strategic lines of the new objectives set out in European and international politics. The complexity of the problem and its global nature requires the coordination and involvement of different sectors of society.

The Spanish Marine Litter Association (AEBAM) was founded in 2015 with the aim of uniting the efforts of different entities and groups associated with the environment, in order to influence and streamline different lines of work that improve the management of this problem at national, European and international level. “One of the AEBAM’s challenges as an organisation is to serve as a link between different sectors to unify action criteria and help establish common lines in solving the problem posed by marine litter,” says Pilar Zorzo, President of the AEBAM

MARLICE 2019, the International Forum on Marine Litter and Circular Economy, has emerged as a result of this objective and the event enjoys the support of a number of public and private entities. Chief amongst these are the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), within the Mediterranean Action Plan and its regional activity centres, the Sub-directorate General for the Protection of the Sea of the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition (MITECO) and the Catalan Waste Agency.