11 April 2018 - European Parliament, Brussels
BLUEISLANDS is pleased to announce the international conference “Towards a circular economy and sustainable tourism on islands”, organised by ACR+ in the framework of the Interreg MED BLUEISLANDS project wih the support of the Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup of the European Parliament. The conference aims to bring together actors willing to: enhance mutual learning opportunities between key actors in islands and regions dealing with seasonal variation of waste and marine litter; build consensus on a charter towards material resource resiliency, circular economy and sustainable tourism on islands.
The BLUEISLANDS project aims to identify, address and mitigate the effect of the seasonal variation of waste generated on Mediterranean islands as an effect of tourism.
In the summer season, mediterranean islands host a far greater population. This is beneficial for the local economies, but it also places a great burden on the local infrastructures, especially for waste management systems. By improving knowledge about waste streams, building common guidelines and improving synergies among MED islands’ communities, BLUEISLANDS project aims to promote sustainable tourism patterns and fuel local loops of circular economy.
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