Emergency Response: Tackling a Plastic Ocean

With a refuse truck load of plastic being dumped into the ocean eery minute and by 2050 it is expected there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish (by weight). This is an Emergency project to tackle this overwhelming issue. This project will engage in multiple tasks to help clean up the ocean, fund research and monitoring and run awareness and outreach campaigns to help tackle this issue.

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At current rates plastic is expected to outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050. This project aims to create awareness among local communities and get them involved in plastic waste management initiatives around the globe.

We’re surrounded by plastic. It’s in the single-use packaging we discard, the consumer goods that fill our stores, and in our clothing, which sheds micro-plastic fibres in the wash.Plastics pollution has a direct and deadly effect on wildlife. Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic or getting entangled in it. The greatest challenge is the lack of knowledge on the effects of plastic pollution on our planet.

This projects aims to provide education and inspire communities to engage in plastic waste management solutions. The more communities who engage the higher the chance of success. The more communities who are educated around plastic pollution and techniques for plastic management the higher our chances of curbing this plastic tide.

SDG 14.1 By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

Global goals and targets