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The PROMAR BlueBox
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BlueBox Guidebook
Explanation and Guide for the Tools

1. Diagnosis and Baseline Establishment

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Beach Data Sampling

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The guide explains step by step on how to do beach samplings with a standardized sampling practice for solid waste on beaches and how to process the obtained data.

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Circular Economy Baseline

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An Excel-based tool that helps industries assess their level of circular economy application within their company, measuring their progress across five key aspects.

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Problem Tree

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An analytical tool that visually represents an existing problem, its causes, and its effects. Its purpose is to establish a unified and distinct understanding of the issue.

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Waste Flow Diagram

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A tool that allows you to quantify the amounts of solid waste that leak into nature and oceans from various sources. Through a scenario function, it simulates how improved waste management could reduce pollution and avoid marine litter.

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2. Stakeholder Involvement

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Stakeholder Map

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The tool identifies relevant stakeholders and assesses their level of influence within a given project. It aids in formulating a stakeholder engagement plan.

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3. Sensibilization & Capacity-Building

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Practical Guide for Beach Cleanups

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A step-by-step visual guide that helps to organize cleanup efforts with no previous experience. The guide helps individuals and organizations to have a reference standard on how to set up cleanups at beaches and rivers.

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Compendium

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For more resources and exciting related material focusing on awareness around marine litter, take a look at our Compendium! 

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4. Implementation of Prevention and Management Tools

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Floating Barriers: River Boom and Biobarriers

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The tool systematizes the process of constructing and installing floating barriers in canals, rivers, or other water bodies. These barriers help prevent plastic debris from land-based sources from becoming marine litter by intercepting it.

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Integration of Marine Litter into PMGIRS (MSWM)

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The tool guides municipalities on how to integrate the perspective of marine litter in their municipal solid waste plans, establishing activities and indicators about marine litter prevention and extended producer responsibility.

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Collection Stations: Tools for Collecting Plastic Waste

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The tool introduces users to the concept and realization of Collection Stations as a place for the collection and sorting of plastic waste, as well as educational facilities. Two pilot projects, Collection Containers and Collection Points, are described as case studies.

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Pilot: Circular economy in a municipality

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The documentation of a pilot project for recycling infrastructure in Colombia. The guide makes the pilot available for other interested actors to adapt the structure according to the needs of their territory.

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5. Evaluation & Monitoring

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6. Dissemination & Multiplication

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Documentation and Dissemination

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Users will find information in this guide on how to document, communicate and scale-up their important work against marine litter within and beyond their community. 

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