Times change, so EuroSpill is reinventing as a pan European pollution cluster, led by the spill industry and with science and government.
The New Eurospill plans to create EuroSpill CleanSeas, as a cluster, and as an event. It plans to launch online events, webinars, podcasts, and zoom networking for members in 2021, as well as a major live event in future.
The first stage, a new website, is now in place, www.eurospill.com
Originally set up in 2007 to support Interspill as a pan European oil spill trade association. Today is very different. Oil spill remains but plastic has become the centre of attention, along with Covid 19 of course.
Today, words like “clean the world” indicate a shift in business from oil spill to plastics pollution. Oil spills still occur, but plastic flows constantly and needs clean up, much of which utilise technology developed by the oil spill industry.
Oil spill design/technology /response has a role and opportunity with plastic clean up as demonstrated in the Ocean Cleanup developments www.theoceancleanup.com using booms and other designs derived from the oil spill experience.
EuroSpill is going to generate new business opportunities from both existing oil spill and new plastic pollution markets by collaboration of industry, science and government. Clearly, synergies exist between oil and plastic clean up, both established and new organisations need to get together to benefit all stakeholders.
Contact Roger Mabbott, Director, Eurospill Association for more information