Indian Ocean Commision - “Eco.Action Agir pour l’économie circulaire”
The Indian Ocean Commision hosted a three day forum titled “Eco.Action Agir pour l’économie circulaire” on the 9th, 10th and 11th of December. The event, financed by the World Bank, was attended by representatives from both the private and the public sector from Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé et Príncipe, Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar, Maldives, Reunion Island and Seychelles. The objective of the forum was to get all the people concerned and involved in waste cycling together and to create the link between scientists and entrepreneurs in the field of waste management.
A team from the MOI’s analytical chemistry group participated in the event. Dr. Yashvin Neehaul was a panellist in the session titled “From Theory to Action: Research, Incubators and Entrepreneurship”. He gave a presentation on the results obtained by MOI in the field of microplastic pollution at sea. The event also provided an opportunity to discuss with scientists from the African SIDS who are involved or are planning to start research on microplastics.