Portugal – Portuguese Marine Litter Network

Our mission

The mission of the APLM is the protection, and conservation, of the environment against the impacts of plastic litter and microplastics on marine, coastal, estuarine and inland water ecosystems; raising awareness and co-responsibility and promoting social values for sustainable consumption, citizenship, solidarity and environmental protection.

Scope of Work

  • Awareness actions –
  • Environmental education projects
  • Training and capacity-building
  • Promote meetings with stakeholders from private and public institutions
  • Provide technical and scientific advice
  • Foster partnerships and international cooperation

Website and social media

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APLM – Associação Portuguesa do Lixo Marinho, DCEA FCT-NOVA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

Paula Sobral ap.lixomarinho@gmail.com

João Frias joaofrias.aplm@gmail.com