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Reduce marine pollution through the development of technological platforms and tools that promote the circular economy of the sea
by Ministry of Sea (Government)
A circular economy is a regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimized by slowing, closing, and narrowing material and energy loops. Considering the urgent need to tackle marine pollution, but also to save energy and contribute to less emissions to the atmosphere, Portugal commits to start designing and implementing an integrated approach of the circular economy of the sea.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
December 2020
Development of digital, online platforms and technologies that provide information regarding port facilities that selectively collect marine litter and allow ship operators and shipmasters to establish the most environmentally-sound decisions regarding waste disposal.
Staff / Technical expertise
This refers to the human resources that are to be mobilized in order to implement the commitment.
Other, please specify
This refers to the regulatory instruments that are to be put in place in order to implement the commitment.
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2017 - December 2020
Ministry of Sea (Governement)
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Jos Simo, General Director DGRM, jose.simao@dgrm.mm.gov.pt,
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