Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


​Initiatives to remove microplastics before they enter the sea

FanpLESStic-sea is an EU INTERREG Baltic Sea Region project aimed at decreasing and removing microplastics in the Baltic Sea. 

FanpLESStic-sea envisaged outputs are:

  • A model to map, understand and visualize microplastic pathways that will be applied to the partners’ cities and/or region
  • Piloting of new technology i) for filtering out microplastics; ii) sustainable drainage solutions as means for removal of microplastics; and iii) to remove microplastics from stormwater
  • Defining innovative governance frameworks and engaging a large range of players for the implementation of coordinated and cost-efficient measures resulting in locally adapted investment proposals/plans for each partner’s regio
  • Dissemination of project results, including reports on barriers and ways forward, to increase institutional capacity on up-stream and problem-targeted methods to remove microplastics.

The FanpLESStic-sea project will run for 30 months (January 2019 to June 2021).

Project partners

  • Sweden Water Research (SE, Project Coordinator)
  • Aalborg University (DK)
  • Natural Resources Institute Finland (FI) 
  • Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)
  • Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology (LV)
  • Siauliai Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (LT) 
  • Salt Lofoten AS (NO)
  • Gdanks Water Utilities Ltd. (PL)
  • Gdansk Water Ltd. (PL)
  • State Autonomous Institution of the Kaliningrad region Environmental Center “ECAT Kaliningrad” (RU)
  • Luleå University of Technology (SE)

Project website

Visit the project website (Sweden Water Research)

Outcomes (publications)


Mock Employee
Marta Ruiz

Associate Professional Secretary

Mock Employee
Matleena Vuola

Project Coordinator​