COMMON project: a new laboratory in Tunisia to analyse the impact of marine litter
A whole day dedicated to the prevention of marine litter and awareness raising on the topic, starting from the research laboratories and ending on the beaches. The University of Sousse, partner of the COMMON project, inaugurated on 29 July the new molecular biochemistry laboratory in the presence of professors, students, researchers, and associations.
“A laboratory directly connected to the COMMON project, because it allows us to carry out all the useful analysis for identifying plastics and microplastics and to study the biological effects of plastic on marine biodiversity” commented Mohammed Banni, professor at the University of Sousse and partner of the COMMON project .
After the inauguration, the Tunisian team of the project moved to the beach of Chott Meriam, in Sousse and, with the participation of the Municipality, invited tourists and beach operators to participate in the BEach CLEAN campaign, an initiative launched by COMMON project to raise awareness of the harmful effects of plastic waste, through dedicated questionnaires and a decalogue with 10 best practices to follow for a cleaner sea.