Performing beach clean-ups in the North Adriatic coast and along the River Po in Italy, sorting the beach plastic waste suitable for recycling, obtaining the recycled plastic from film packaging, processing the first panels and building the first shelter demo to be exhibited at the Ecomondo fair in Italy and, at the same time, educating people and raising awareness on waste collection and sorting and developing new plastic products with the latest recycling technologies.
A three year repetitive programme of identified hotspot clean-ups and remediation projects in the Danube river basin, starting from Bulgaria and working towards the Black Sea in Romania, and in the Mediterranean, in close partnership with strong international partners.
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the prevention and the clean-up of the plastics pollution in the Atlantic Ocean, by removing floating marine litter in São Miguel island, raising awareness of stakeholders, both policy makers and the public at large, by collecting information that documents the impact of marine debris, building the capacity of the project partners and supporting the mobilisation of resources for a larger follow-up project that could cover the whole Azores area.
With strong ties to EU institutions and industry leaders, and with the help of WFO champion MEP Søren Gade, we lobby and partner policy makers, stakeholders and passionate individuals at all levels. Through all our events and projects, we aim to raise public and industry awareness of the issues associated with marine litter.
The Ocean Plastic Book is made environmentally-friendly from recycled ocean plastic. Every book helps to clean the ocean. It tells the story of little Pippa. She gets to live her dream and meets all the ocean animals. Only to find out that they cannot swim. Will she be able to free them from plastics – and finally swim with them?
Community-led Development in La Nueva Barquita (CLD)
WFO the Americas will provide technical assistance to local communities within Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to increase both operational and technical capacities to collect, sort and recycle material.
The Plastic Recycling Conference Asia 2020 (PRCA 2020) was held on 7 January 2020, in Mumbai. The event focused on the global technologies in plastics and plastic recycling industry, as well as waste management.
WFO Asia is setting up a unique project in India, helping to develop a circular economy in the country. The aim is to turn mixed flexible plastic packaging into a social housing concept in the slums, which will take waste from the streets, rivers and beaches of Mumbai.
In partnership with the Association « Moi Jeu Tri » and « Africa Global Recycling » in Togo and in Ivory Coast, we are supporting the establishment of a "Moi Jeu Tri" programme in one Togolese school. We are also creating two educational videos around the protection of the lagoon and the ocean.
WFO Africa and E2F foundation are jointly organising a clean-up event in Cameroon with a strong participation of local communities and E2F team members and volunteers.
WFO 2021 African Roadshow
WFO has collaborated with 10 African partners to organise the practical aspects of using the small WFO trawl in waterways and ensure that the collected litter/waste will be properly recycled and converted into useful products to contribute to the new African circular economy for plastics. The trawl will travel from one country to another.