#SPITS STOP PLASTIC IN THE SEA an European Citizen Initiative


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About the project

Following our first petition on plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea, the European Union has adopted Directives recquiring Member States to reduce the use of plastic bags by 50% by 2017 and 80% by 2019.
Several coutries of the EU have already taken steps in this direction and in France laws to ban plastic and oxo-fragmentable bags are in application this year 2016.
Problem 1 : Environmental issue with social impact
However, plastic bags are not the only wastes polluting the oceans. Today, lots of everyday products become deadly weapons once in the marine environment.
Mankind is turning the oceans into a vast landfill, as reminds us everyday the existence of several “plastic continents” across the globe.
Impact are on : biodiversity, tourism, fishery, seafood quality and health
There is a huge need to shift collectively the consumption and production modes of our society
Problem 2: societal issue
The petition is an official initiative that requires pedagogy in order to convert the support into a signature, thanks to an official form with ID card number
Solution 1: propose some new requirements to be written in a european directive, dealing with : Landfill , bioplastics, eco-design, waste water treatment plant, circular economy...
Solution 2 : increase the pedagogy and explanation in order to change the citizens behaviour regarding the Initiative and promote a new regulation based on 14 proposals
Environment : the protection of EcoSeaStem from plastic wastes,
Democracy : citizens mobilisation with official european tools

More explanation on http://english.expeditionmed.eu/fr/category/take-action/sign-the-petition/ . Positive impacts are completely integrated in sustainable development with many interests :
Environment : biodiversity, sea and nature protection ; reuse/recycling
Societal : Citizen Initiative, healthy food, tourism, eco-events, european entrepreneurship&citizen network
Economic : companies & jobs creation in waste collection, circular economy, and bioplastics. Today's fundings are based on time ressources, subsidies from NGO or citizens
Every model bringing more efficiency or funding for SPITS initiative is welcome

. The boss Bruno is full time with some students
Additional resources are part time because involved in media or engineering services

Resources are not enough to open widely both combined issues: environment concern and citizen participation.
Our impact
Positive impacts are completely integrated in sustainable development with many interests :
Environment : biodiversity, sea and nature protection ; reuse/recycling
Societal : Citizen Initiative, healthy food, tourism, eco-events, european entrepreneurship&citizen network
Economic : companies & jobs creation in waste collection, circular economy, and bioplastics
Our sources of funding
Today's fundings are based on time ressources, subsidies from NGO or citizens
Every model bringing more efficiency or funding for SPITS initiative is welcome

Our resources
The boss Bruno is full time with some students
Additional resources are part time because involved in media or engineering services

Resources are not enough to open widely both combined issues: environment concern and citizen participation
Cause
Environment : the protection of EcoSeaStem from plastic wastes,
Democracy : citizens mobilisation with official european tools

More explanation on http://english.expeditionmed.eu/fr/category/take-action/sign-the-petition/



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