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NordMar Plastic RISK: Socioeconomic risks of plastic to the bioeconomy – Icelandic case study

Útgefið:

30/01/2020

Höfundar:

Hrönn Ólína Jörundsdóttir, Gunnar Þórðarson, Bryndís Björnsdóttir

Styrkt af:

Nordic Council of Ministers

Tengiliður

Hrönn Ólína Jörundsóttir

Group Leader

hronn@matis.is

NordMar Plastic RISK: Socioeconomic risks of plastic to the bioeconomy – Icelandic case study

The risks related to plastic on the bioeconomy are not only biological, toxicological and chemical, but also societal and economical. Influence of tainted opinion on the Nordic environment or Nordic production could influence tourism, marketing and general wellbeing. The aim of the NordMar PlasticRISK project is to evaluate the diverse impact and main socioeconomic risks related to marine plastic pollution on the bioeconomy of the Nordic countries using Iceland as a case study. Two of the main industries in Iceland, the fishing industry and tourism, are heavily dependent on the bioeconomy as well as clean and pristine environment. Economical risks, followed by tainting the environment with visual plastic debris and macroplastic as well as unclear status of microplastic, is estimated to be high due to increased environmental awareness of consumers and tourists, where the main focus of tourist arriving to Iceland is to experience pristine environment. Several actions are suggested such as to evaluate and improve the Icelandic system for recycling of used fishing gear, evaluate further marketing options and value of advertising low and responsible plastic use in these two main industries and increase education on environmental issues in the School of navigation.

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NordMar Plastic RISK: Socioeconomic risks of plastic to the bioeconomy – Icelandic case study. Executive summary.

Útgefið:

30/01/2020

Höfundar:

Hrönn Ólína Jörundsdóttir, Gunnar Þórðarson, Bryndís Björnsdóttir

Styrkt af:

Nordic Council of Ministers

Tengiliður

Hrönn Ólína Jörundsóttir

Group Leader

hronn@matis.is

NordMar Plastic RISK: Socioeconomic risks of plastic to the bioeconomy – Icelandic case study. Executive summary.

The risks related to plastic on the bioeconomy are not only biological, toxicological and chemical, but also societal and economical. Influence of tainted opinion on the Nordic environment or Nordic production could influence tourism, marketing and general wellbeing. The aim of the NordMar PlasticRISK project is to evaluate the diverse impact and main socioeconomic risks related to marine plastic pollution on the bioeconomy of the Nordic countries using Iceland as a case study. Two of the main industries in Iceland, the fishing industry and tourism, are heavily dependent on the bioeconomy as well as clean and pristine environment. Economical risks, followed by tainting the environment with visual plastic debris and macroplastic as well as unclear status of microplastic, is estimated to be high due to increased environmental awareness of consumers and tourists, where the main focus of tourist arriving to Iceland is to experience pristine environment. Several actions are suggested such as to evaluate and improve the Icelandic system for recycling of used fishing gear, evaluate further marketing options and value of advertising low and responsible plastic use in these two main industries and increase education on environmental issues in the School of navigation. 

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Sjálfbærni í staðbundinni matvælaframleiðslu og ferðaþjónustu. Málþing á Smyrlabjörgum 26.‐27. október 2011. Greinagerð / A seminar on local food production, tourism and sustainability

Útgefið:

01/04/2014

Höfundar:

Þóra Valsdóttir, Fanney Björg Sveinsdóttir, Þorvarður Árnason

Styrkt af:

Tækniþróunarsjóður

Tengiliður

Þóra Valsdóttir

Verkefnastjóri

thora.valsdottir@matis.is

Sjálfbærni í staðbundinni matvælaframleiðslu og ferðaþjónustu. Málþing á Smyrlabjörgum 26.‐27. október 2011. Greinagerð / A seminar on local food production, tourism and sustainability

Málþingið Sjálfbærni ístaðbundinni matvælaframleiðslu og ferðaþjónustu var haldið á Smyrlabjörgum í október 2011. Markmið málþingsins var að kynna niðurstöður mælinga á sjálfbærni í Hornafirði sumarið 2011, kynna tengd verkefni og fá fram umræður um það hvernig staðbundin matvælaframleiðsla geti stuðlað að sjálfbærni í ferðaþjónustu, hvernig standa skuli að markaðssetningu staðbundinna matvæla og fá fram hugmyndir að aðgerðum og verkefnum sem stuðla að aukinni sjálfbærni í smáframleiðslu og ferðaþjónustu á Íslandi. Á málþinginu voru 11 framsöguerindi. Hér verður í stuttu máli gerð grein fyrir þeim. Í viðauka er greinagerð sem unnin var í kjölfar málþingsins varðandi upprunamerkingar og markaðssetningu svæðisbundna matvæla.

In October 2011 a seminar on local food production, tourism and sustainability. The aim of the seminar was to report results on sustainability analysis within the Hornafjordur region, introduce related projects and encourage discussions on how local food can support sustainability in tourism, how to market local food and bring forward ideas on actions and projectsthatsupport increased sustainability in small scale production and tourism in Iceland.

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Matur og sjálfbær ferðaþjónusta. Samantekt.

Útgefið:

01/04/2014

Höfundar:

Þóra Valsdóttir, Guðjón Þorkelsson

Styrkt af:

Tækniþróunarsjóður

Tengiliður

Þóra Valsdóttir

Verkefnastjóri

thora.valsdottir@matis.is

Matur og sjálfbær ferðaþjónusta. Samantekt.

Matur og sjálfbær ferðaþjónusta var öndvegis‐ og klasaverkefni til að efla vistvæna matvælaframleiðslu og matvælavinnslu í tengslum við ferðaþjónustu. Að verkefninu stóðu opinberir aðilar í stoðkerfi atvinnulífsins, svæðisbundin þróunarfélög og Háskóli Íslands. Verkefnið var unnið til að bregast við miklum áhuga á staðbundnum matvælum og umhverfismálum í tengslum við vaxandi umsvif í ferðaþjónustu. Áherslan var á að styðja frumkvöðla við þróun á nýjum vörum og söluleiðum sem nýtust ferðaþjónustu á hverju svæði. Nýsköpunarhlutinn heppnaðist vel og hafði margföldunaráhrif bæði heima í héraði, á landsvísu og í alþjóðasamstarfi. Samhliða voru gerðar mikilvægar rannsóknir á sjálfbærnimælikvörðum, viðhorfum neytenda og gæðum og geymsluþoli. Samskipta og tengslahluti verkefnisins var ekki síður mikilvægur. Í þessari skýrslu er gerð stutt grein fyrir framgangi verkefnisins og megin ályktunum.

Food and Sustainable Tourism was a 3 year collaboration project between academia, R&D institutions and regional development agencies. In the project focus was put on strengthening small scale local food production to encourage sustainability in tourism. The project was executed as a response to rise in interest in local food and environmental issues within tourism. Focus was put on supporting entrepreneurs developing new products and sales channels. Research on sustainability indicators, consumer attitudes and product quality was carried out.

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