WHAT IS OCEAN PLASTIC

Ocean Plastic is plastic waste littered or leaked into the environment that is floating or will eventually end up in the rivers, seas and oceans. It can be found in rivers, riverbeds, sewage systems, between rocks, on beaches, in coastal regions, seas, oceans etc.

This plastic waste escapes the circularity routes of official waste collection systems operated by extended producers responsibility schemes and counts today for 1% of the total plastic waste globally.

DECIDING WHERE TO FISH

Marine litter hotspots identified based on approaches by local contacts or stakeholders, pre-selection by project partners and analysis of recent news and studies.
Each location is analysed based on several criteria to determine the correct site. This includes type, viability and quantity of waste available that can be collected, logistics both in terms of collection and transport to recyclers, results from onsite inspections and local conditions which may affect the ability of the trawl to collect waste.

The Crew

Getting in touch with
fishermen

Tech

Attaching trawls
to fishing boats

The Crew

Lifting trash out of water

Send-off

Moving trash onto truck
of recyclng partner

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