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2015 Beach Cleanup Action Results  


On December 12th at 2:30 pm, APLM carried out a beach cleaning action at Praia do Torrão in Trafaria. We are grateful for the participation of all those who were present and those who tried to come. We now present the results of this cleaning action:




















TOP 10

In addition to the TOP 10 items shown below, where plastic bottles and styrofoam stand out, 21 plastic cups, 17 assorted sanitary items (including diabetic needles), 16 beverage cans, 10 packagings were collected of oil (plastic), 9 Aerosols (cans), 7 lighters, 5 fishing traps, 5 drums, 4 bottle caps, 2 balls and 2 rags and 1 chucha, 1 shin guard, 1 car seat cover, 1 tire and 1 Window frame.

An 80L garbage bag of unsorted garbage that was not counted was also collected.

New Action Edition - This is not my thing!


Have you noticed the garbage around you?

When you go to the beach, pay attention and record the marine debris you find: big, small and small…


Shoot and send* your photos to  or post on the event's Facebook page with the location, date and name.  Help us create a record of marine litter that appears on Portuguese beaches this summer!


When possible, we suggest that you collect the rubbish and place it in a nearby container. Help us clean up the beaches and raise awareness among the people around you!


This campaign has the support of APA, ABAE, Brigada do Mar, CIMA, Docapesca, Ecozoic, FCT-UNL, GEOTA, LPN, Municipality of Alcobaça, Museu do Mar Rei D. Carlos - Cascais, OMA, Quercus, Sciaena, SPEA and Recoverable Tare.  


*The photos will be released and used to create a database on marine litter in Portugal. By submitting your photo, you are granting APLM a royalty-free license. APLM undertakes to respect, in all situations provided for, the authorship of the photograph.


Press release  



CurtMAR - 2nd Phase  
Registration for the 2nd Phase of the CurtMAR Project is now open!


Project information


competition rules


Application form


Declaration of interest and commitment  





Beach Cleaning "Alcobaça Praia Limpa"
Praia da Légua, Alcobaça
March 16, 2015  (2pm)



On March 16, come give Praia da Légua the care it deserves!


Free and mandatory registration:

Send an email or sms indicating your name and date of birth to or 962672995


Meeting point: Parking - Praia da Légua

GPS coordinate: 39.653230º, -9.069109º



Lecture "Marine litter: a global problem"
Portuguese Center for Underwater Activities (CPAS), Lisbon
February 20, 2015  (9pm)


Speaker: Paula Sobral (National Coordinator of the MARLISCO project and President of APLM)


Address: Rua Alto do Duque, 45 Lisbon





Beach cleaning - Praia do Torreão
Torreão Beach - Trafaria
February 7th, 2015  (9:30 am)


Take part in the beach cleaning at Praia do Torreão on the 7th of February at 9:30 am


This action is part of the bimonthly beach cleaning campaign that APLM has launched.





Beach Cleaning - Join us APLM 1st Anniversary
Tile Source
November 29, 2014 (11:00 am)


Take part in the beach cleaning at Fonte da Telha on the 29th of November and join APLM in celebrating its first anniversary!


This action will be the first of a bimonthly beach cleaning campaign that APLM is launching!  


Meeting point - Bamboo Bar (Fonte da Telha)



1st Annual Conference - Rede Mar
Noble Hall of the Rectory of the University of Lisbon
November 17, 2014




World Research and Innovation Congress - Oceans
Lisbon Oceanarium
October 15th and 16th, 2014



A varied program comprising presentations, workshops and interactive panel sessions with those leading the field of Oceans research. You will have the chance to collaborate and network with researchers, funding agencies, NGO's and policy makers.


Activity page

Exhibition "Sea without Garbage, Oceans of Life"
APLM and Municipality of Almada
From July 22, 2014 to October 22


THE  exposure  "Sea Without Garbage, Oceans of Life", which results from a  joint initiative of  Portuguese Association of Marine Waste and  Almada City Council will be inaugurated  next day  22 July, by  18:00 at the CMIA (Environmental Monitoring and Interpretation Center) in Costa da Caparica.  


With the installation as the centerpiece  Balaena plasticus ,  built from objects collected on the beaches of Almada,  this exhibition takes us on a journey into the world of marine litter, a global problem that affects the oceans,  biodiversity and our quality of life. The initiative, framed in the Local Strategy for Education for Sustainability, aims to raise awareness of the importance of preserving the oceans and coastal ecosystems, emphasizing how each one of us can contribute to protecting them.


More information (schedules and guided tours)


APLM launches campaign This is not my thing!
Portuguese Association of Marine Waste (APLM)
Until September 30, 2014


The Portuguese Association of Marine Garbage (APLM) invites all vacationers who visit the beach to photograph the marine debris they find, from the largest to the smallest, and send the photos to , along with the name of the author, place and date. In this way it will be possible to draw a picture of the state of Portuguese beaches made by all who are willing to participate in this common cause.


The photos will be released  and used to create a database on marine litter in Portugal. By submitting your photo, you are granting APLM a royalty-free license . APLM undertakes to respect, in all situations provided for, the authorship of the photograph.


More information

Photo Contest - Ocean Pollution

European Blue Flag Association

Until September 30, 2014


The Blue Flag Photography Contest for 2014 has as its theme the Pollution of the Oceans. This contest aims to raise awareness of the problem of pollution and contamination that threatens marine life and human health. It is also a way to promote the interest and creativity of the participants, contributing to the recognition of the importance of the Oceans.


For more information click here .


International day activities without plastic bags

3, 4 and 5 July 2014 (Activity organized in partnership with the MARLISCO and Ecozoic project).

Jumbos from Setúbal, Alfragide and Almada


To mark the International Day Without Plastic Bags, we will be at the entrance to:

- Jumbo de Seúbal: July 3 (2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

- Jumbo de Alfragide: July 4th (10:00 - 12:00)

- Jumbo de Almada: July 4th (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) and July 5th (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Sciaena: MAR MOTTO Exhibition

May 23 to July 25, 2014

Montana Shop & Gallery Lisbon Space


An exhibition about the oceans and the dangers they face, with the participation of artists:

Mário Belém, Add Fuel to the Fire, Mar, Klit, Glam, Maria Imaginário, Paul Neberra, Bordalo II and Mariana Miserável.






Brigada do Mar: Beach cleaning from Tróia to Melides

May 9th to 25th, 2014

Troy to Melides


Press release

Event registration


APLM: Beach cleaning - Fonte da Telha

May 6, 2014, 14 hours

Fonte da Telha Beach


Event poster

Training Action "Marine litter: A global problem with local expression"

Postponed event - Awaiting new dates

Alcobaça Municipal Library


Training Action Program

Final Poizon Project Workshop

February 14, 2014, 2pm - 6pm

FCT-UNL Library Auditorium


Workshop Program 

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