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Cuban scientist participates in IAEA international workshop

Vienna, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Cienfuegos Environmental Studies Center (CEAC), Alejandro García Moya, participates today in the Workshop "NUTEC Plastics: Advances and Perspectives", organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) .

This Workshop is part of the IAEA General Conference at the Vienna International Center and follows up the NUTEC Plastics program there, a flagship initiative of the IAEA to address the global problem of plastic pollution.

“In our case we were invited to present the results obtained in Latin America and the Caribbean, regarding the monitoring of microplastics in the marine environment in the context of the Research Network on Marine-Coastal Stressors in Latin America and the Caribbean (REMARCO)” García Moya explained to Prensa Latina via the internet.

Our presentation is titled “NUTEC Plastics in Latin America and the Caribbean. REMARCO, advances and future challenges,” said the director of the CEAC.

“The progress and results presented are part of the project “Strengthening capabilities in marine and coastal environments using nuclear and isotopic techniques RLA7025”, sponsored by the IAEA, of which the CEAC is regional coordinator, reasons for which we have been invited to the event, said García Moya.

Since its launch in May 2021, the IAEA Nuclear Technology for Plastic Pollution Control (NUTEC Plastics) has made progress in addressing plastic pollution by introducing new technologies to improve plastic recycling, and monitoring the marine environment, where most plastic waste ends up.

This event will present progress to date, future prospects for the initiative, and the direction in which it is moving forward.

Through the IAEA’s NUTEC Plastics initiative, 63 countries are participating in marine monitoring of microplastics and 30 countries around the world are developing innovative recycling technologies.


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