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In the first call for funding in 2020, twelve projects with a total funding amount of approximately 60 million euros were selected and are already being implemented or in preparation for it.


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  • Fishermen on boat throwing nets into water

    NET-Works - Vietnam

    NET-Works focuses on the reduction of marine litter from abandoned, lost or discharged fishing nets in Vietnamese coastal waters.


  • Garbage on a sandy beach

    MA-RE-DESIGN - Thailand

    MA-RE-DESIGN addresses both plastic waste management and sustainable packaging design in Thailand.


  • Piles of plastic waste on a river bank with boats

    SCIP Plastics - Bangladesh

    SCIP aims to further develop the entire waste process chain in the Khulna region and it also aims to build up long-term local and national expertise in Bangladesh.

  • Plastic garbage on the sea beach

    PROCEP - Mexico

    PROCEP determines the plastic input into the ocean at selected points on the coast of Oaxaca. In this way, PROCEP identifies hotspots for marine litter inputs as well as waste quantities, and can build and improve local environmental and waste management systems.


  • Garbage on a stone beach

    ReMaL - Lebanon

    ReMaL aims to reduce marine litter in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and improve political stability in Lebanon by supporting coastal Unions of Municipalities and the national government in establishing the foundations of integrated sustainable waste management.


  • Plastic waste on sandy soil

    TouMaLi - North Africa

    TouMaLi's intention is to reduce the amount of plastic waste coming from tourists and to recycle and reuse unavoidable waste.

  • Meeresmüll unter Wasser

    Prevention of Marine Litter in the Caribbean Sea

    A number of measures are being introduced to reduce the flow of plastic waste into the Caribbean Sea from the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Columbia.

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    CES: Less marine litter in the Indian Ocean

    The ‘Circular Economy Solutions Preventing Marine Litter in Ecosystems’ (CES) project aims to work together with the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to demonstrate technological approaches for the tracking and monitoring of waste in marine ecosystems.

  • Marine Litter

    The fight against marine litter

    The project is carried out by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and aims to provide needs-based advice to the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV), taking into account the national and international discourse surrounding the fight against marine litter.