Dr Eva Chatzinikolaou and Niki Keklikoglou from HCMR-IMBBC collaborated with the Municipality of Chersonisos and more specifically with the Deputy Mayor of Environment, Recycling and Circular Economy and organized an event at 25/4/2024 for the 167 students of Mallia High School (Crete). The event was the final celebration of the action “Keep it, don’t throw, recycle with us” that took place throughout the school year aiming to create awareness to students for good recycling practices. The results of the competition between the different school groups were also anounced and all students received a T-shirt with the Nautilos logo included. During the event IMBBC scientists presented the impact of plastic and micro-plastic pollution in the ocean and the marine organisms.