Interview with Paula Sobral, researcher and founder of the Associação Portuguesa do Lixo Marinho
“If it doesn’t go in the bin it goes in the sea.” This is the message of the environmental awareness campaign from the Oceano Azul Foundation and the Oceanário de Lisboa, in partnership with Olá, aiming to alert the Portuguese to one of the planet’s greatest environmental problems: marine litter. Prof. Paula Sobral, researcher and founder of APLM – Associação Portuguesa do Lixo Marinho – explains the problematic of marine litter and the reason why she associated with this campaign. Join us for a #oceanoazul.
“I am associated with the campaign ‘If it doesn’t go in the bin it goes in the sea’ as it is my understanding that informing and sensitizing the multiple sectors of society is crucial for preventing and reduce the production of marine litter. This is a complex issue that represents to me an enormous challenge while wishing to make a contribution for a better world. Marine litter is a serious global problem whose impacts can no longer be ignored. It is a problem of all of us and it may only be solved with the co-responsibility of all.” Paula Sobral, founder and current president of APLM – Associação Portuguesa do Lixo Marinho – and professor at the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.