MEDPLASTIC

The impact of plastic pellets on the fisheries sector

The MEDPELLETS project was launched in early 2022 and we have been analysing the state, dynamics and impact of plastic pellet emissions in the Western Mediterranean for 7 months. So far, the analysis of this contamination has been based on sampling carried out at various points along the coast of Tarragona and the Balearic Islands. …

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August full of kids’ workshops about microplastics by the Medpellets project

Throughthe project Medpellets, and in collaboration with the Salou City Council, we offer every Tuesday and Wednesday in August, from 18:00 to 19:00, at the Nautical Base of Playa de Ponent (Salou), free workshops environmental education to promote care and respect for the environment, especially the marine environment and the beach. In these workshops, for …

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Science and gender: Introducing Good Karma’s team of female scientists

Marta Sugrañes, bióloga y oceanógrafa, realizando un muestreo de microplásticos The MEDPELLETS project gave us the opportunity to initiate an eight-month study about the state and dynamics of plastic pellet pollution in the Western Mediterranean. This study could not have been carried out without our scientific team of 7 people (Marta Sugrañes, Oriol Uviedo, Anna …

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We presented the progress of the MEDPELLETS project at the International Marine Litter Congress, MARLICE 2022.

Jordi Oliva en la sesión MARLICE4PEOPLE de MARLICE 2022 On 18, 19 and 20 May, Seville hosted the 2nd International Forum on Marine Litter and the Circular Economy MARLICE, with the aim of developing strategies to move towards a waste-free ocean. Jordi Oliva Farriol, Co-founder and Project Manager of Good Karma Projects was invited to …

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192 volunteers and more than 1,930,600 plastic pellets collected at Good Karma Days

Volunteers on the beach of La Pineda on Good Karma Day

On 24 and 30 April more than 192 volunteers joined the Good Karma Day in Playa Cavallería (Menorca) and in La Pineda (Tarragona) in a citizen science action to help us carry out macrosampling of plastic pellets. Volunteers on Playa Cavallería on 24 April. Photo by Xavi Menoca. Volunteers on La Pineda (Vila-Seca) on 30 April. …

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Have you found plastic pellets? Share the location

Sample plastic pellets

Have you found plastic pellets? Share the location Since 2018, at Good Karma we have been studying and denouncing the pollution caused by plastic pellets in the environment, and more specifically, in the Mediterranean and the coast of Tarragona. Now is your chance to get involved and help us identify other locations around the country …

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The Medpellets projects begins

MEDPELLETS project

Medpellets is a project developed by Good Karma Projects with the collaboration of the Biodiversity Foundation (Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge), through the Pleamar Program, co-financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). After three years of hard work by our team of qualified volunteers (biologists, oceanographers, engineers…) we are …

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800,000 plastic pellets collected in two hours

Cleaning plastic nurdles pellets

This Saturday 13th November, 50 volunteers participated in the beach clean-up organised together with Surfrider Foundation Europe and with the collaboration of Vilaseca Town Council, to denounce the presence of plastic pellets on the beach of La Pineda. Pellet contamination in the area is recurrent and constant. The pellets that are found are of different …

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#chasingpellets the video

video chasing pellets

This past June, Surfrider Foundation Europe and Good Karma Projects embarked on a 10-day scientific expedition between Tarragona and the Balearic Islands, confirming that pollution by plastic pellets in the Mediterranean is general and alarming, and that solutions are necessary. Today we publish this video to make visible the impact of pellets in the Mediterranean …

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