Norway will host the Circular Ocean Conference next month.

The EU-backed Circular Ocean initiative promotes an entrepreneurial approach to transforming marine plastic waste in northern Europe into new products.

“Day One of the conference will begin by showcasing best practice case studies of businesses creating new products or opportunities from marine plastic waste, followed by discussion on the development of new business models to encourage a more circular economy. On Day Two, the focus will turn to management of marine plastics, whereby leaders from science and industry will share their knowledge of marine plastic waste in the Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) region, followed by presentations on the instruments available to industry and government to improve management of end of life fishing gear, enabling SME’s and entrepreneurs to realise value in these resources,” the event web page states.

Registration is now open for the conference, which will be held on 18 and 19 April at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Centre, Ålesund.