Launched in 2011, from an initiative of the European Plastics Industry, WFO Europe is the flagship program of Waste Free Oceans.
Based in Brussels, WFO Europe undertakes operations across the European Continent.


WFO Europe mainly operates in the following Marine Litter hotspots:
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Baltic Sea
  • North Atlantic and North Sea
With strong connections within EU institutions, WFO Europe also lobbies policy makers and industry leaders.
Where we have operated (click on the green boats to launch videos)
WFO at the EU Parliament
WFO partners with fishing organisations in Italy


Mixed Plastic Waste Project

Performing beach clean-ups in the North Adriatic coast and along the River Po in Italy, sorting the beach plastic waste suitable for recycling, obtaining the recycled plastic from film packaging, processing the first panels and building the first shelter demo to be exhibited at the Ecomondo fair in Italy and, at the same time, educating people and raising awareness on waste collection and sorting and developing new plastic products with the latest recycling technologies.

The Azores project

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the prevention and the clean-up of the plastics pollution in the Atlantic Ocean, by removing floating marine litter in São Miguel island, raising awareness of stakeholders, both policy makers and the public at large, by collecting information that documents the impact of marine debris, building the capacity of the project partners and supporting the mobilisation of resources for a larger follow-up project that could cover the whole Azores area.

Let's Clean Up the Danube Together

A three year repetitive programme of identified hotspot clean-ups and remediation projects in the Danube river basin, starting from Bulgaria and working towards the Black Sea in Romania, and in the Mediterranean, in close partnership with strong international partners.

Educating the next generation on good marine habits

Introducing "Plastian the Little Fish" - a children's book highlighting the impacts of marine waste on our oceans.

We aim to translate this book into every major language and introduce Plastian in schools, homes and libraries across Europe and beyond.

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