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Turning ocean plastic waste into green products for maritime industries




-        Estimated total cost: 1.996.834€

-        ERDF: 1.497.626€



The CIRCULARSEAS Project has a duration of 36 months, starting on the 1st of April 2019 until the 31st of March 2022.



CIRCULARSEAS aims at promoting the Green Economy in Atlantic Area, as a means to adapt and diversify economic activities fully tapping Green Growth potential and to reduce the environmental impact in the ocean.

Overall Objective is to promote the development of eco-innovative or green products, parts and components by maritime Industries. The strategy is based on Circular Economy principles and combines 3D Printing technology and the use of recycled ocean plastic waste and new biodegradable, renewable and high-performance polymers.

Expected Impacts are:

-        Increase on the recollection and valorization of the Ocean Plastic Waste for its recycling and use on development of new materials.

-        Reduction on the use of conventional plastic-based parts in the Maritime Industries, reducing the spillover of plastic into the Atlantic Ocean.

-        Diversification of the economic activities linked to Green Growth by Maritime Industries by the introduction of 3DP and New Materials, bringing new market opportunities and jobs.



Project partners:

-        Lead Partner: Leartiker S. Coop – Basque Autonomous Community, Spain

-        Azaro Fundazioa – Basque Autonomous Community, Spain

-        Universidad de Vigo (UVI) – Galicia, Spain

-        Université de La Rochelle (ULR) – Poitou-Charentes, France

-        Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) – South-West Region, Ireland

-        University of Plymouth (UoP) – Devon, U.K.

-        Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (IPLeiria) – Center, Portugal

-        Communauté d’Aglomération de La Rochelle (CdA-LR) – Poitou-Charentes, France

Associated partners:

-        Organización de Productores de Pesca de Altura del Puerto de Ondarroa (OPPAO) – Basque Autonomous Community, Spain

-        Centro de Formación Profesional Náutico Pesquero de Ondarroa (CFPNPO) – Basque Autonomous Community, Spain

-        Fundación HAZI Fundazioa (HAZI) – Basque Autonomous Community, Spain

-        Syndicat Mixte Port de Pêche La Rochelle Chef de Baie (SMPP-LR) – Poitou-Charentes, France

-        Association Pour l’Environnement et la Sécurité en Aquitaine (APESA) –Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

-        Chambre de Commerce Et D’Industrie (CCI-BPB) – Aquitaine, France


  More information about CIRCULARSEAS project in this website:

CircularSeas Nodo Ondarroa

CircularSeas Ondarroa Node_february 2020