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Garbology Project in Öland, Sweden

Garbologi på Öland




Project: Reviving Baltic Resilience (RBR)
(Director: Prof. William Hogland - in 2021)

The patterns of garbage-making behaviour in coastal areas.

Garbonomix team has visited 66 public beaches, ports and coastal parks in Öland and Kalmar from 2021 and is still ongoing. In the first year, the visits took place in accompany with Prof. William Hogland. The project is self-financed and the objective of it is to document the waste which land on the beach. The results of the study showed that there are three primary sources: tourists and visitors, waves and industrial and agricultural activities of inhabitants of the island. In July 2023, a workshop was held in collaboration with Friluftsfrämjandet in Norrliden to improve the garbage-making behaviour of the inhabitants. 

In the second phase of the project, it was found out that the seaweeds on the northern side of the island absorbs waste. This especial characteristic is being studied and Garbonomix is in search of funding to continue, expand and conduct the project in a more applied way which can help the municipalities to reduce the amount of waste.

Further read via link.

**We're currently seeking sponsors for this project. If you're interested in supporting our initiative, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.**

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