Mediterranean-Style for Plastic Fishing: A Youth Initiative to Encourage Fishermen to Clean the Mediterranean Sea of Plastic Waste in Addition to Fishing

Let's Talk Ecosystems Podcast by the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030)

Episode notes

Today, we meet Lefteris Arapakis from Greece.

He is the founder of Enaleia, a non-profit social enterprise tackling plastic sea pollution by promoting fishing practices that preserve local fish populations and remove the mounds of plastic that pollute the world’s seas, adapting the fishing industry for a greener future.

Enaleia’s mission is to make the marine ecosystem sustainable by tackling both overfishing and plastic pollution.

We discover how a small idea has blossomed into a multi-national effort to find solutions to rid our oceans of plastic debris.


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