Launched in 2018, Mares Circulares is a project by Coca-Cola in Spain and Portugal to clean up coasts, seabeds and aquatic environments, raise awareness and educate the public and the circular economy. It has the collaboration of the associations Chelonia, Vertidos Cero, Submon, Aula del Mar, Fundación Ecomar and Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (LPN), as well as the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITERD) and the General Secretariat of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA).
Together with Asociación Chelonia, Mares Circulares de Coca-Cola is organising this competition, which aims to promote innovative ideas and research to prevent or reduce the impact of waste in the seas and aquatic environments of Spain and Portugal by applying the principle of the circular economy.
In the five previous editions, fourteen scientific studies and six start-ups have already won awards, representing an example of the effort that exists in both the research community and the public to find a solution to this problem.
We are very proud to be the winners of this fifth edition in the start-up category. Thank you Coca Cola and Asociación Chelonia for promoting sustainable development.