The search for ideas to solve the problem of EPS and XPS in the oceans is not new. This is why Sociedade Ponto Verde wanted to add its weight to the cause by creating the Ocean’s Calling platform under the aegis of the OCEANWISE project, and by laying down a challenge to anyone wishing to join us in the fight.

The aim of the challenge has been to encourage research, development and innovation projects. Those projects would seek to offer the best practices for producing, using, collecting and recycling expanded or extruded polystyrene (EPS and XPS) packaging, to prevent it from showing up in marine litter.

Following detailed analysis of all submissions by Sociedade Ponto Verde, nine finalists have been selected and announced on may 4th. Find out which projects have made it to the final stage here:






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The winner of the final award will be selected from among the finalists and announced on 8 June. Sociedade Ponto Verde will be responsible for the decision, based on an rating given by the partners in the OCEANWISE project, in accordance with the assessment criteria.

Together we are helping to conserve our oceans!

Ocean’s Calling forms part of the OCEANWISE project, which is based on the principles of resource efficiency within a circular economy. Its purpose is to produce recommendations for public policies and for new and better practices in the production and use of EPS and XPS, and their post-use collection and recycling.

OCEANWISE is funded by Interreg Atlantic Area and is coordinated by the Directorate-General of Natural Resources, Maritime Safety and Services (DGRM). It involves 13 partners from five countries: Portugal, Ireland, France, Spain and the United Kingdom.