WFO THE AMERICAS
WFO Caribbean Roadshow
In June 2022, Waste Free Oceans started its first Caribbean Roadshow, consisting in cleanups and educational projects in the Caribbean islands. The Roadshow’s first stop is the Dominican Republic, where Waste Free Oceans’ team organizes multiple actions: a cleanup with teenagers from the school Hogar del Niño, other cleanups with volunteers as well as the use of the waste catching trawl.
Mixed Plastic Waste Project
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.
Let's Clean Up the Danube Together
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 Azores Project
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.
Educating the next generation on good marine habits
Introducing "Plastian the Little Fish" - a children's book highlighting the impacts of marine waste on our oceans.
We aim to translate this book into every major language and introduce Plastian in schools, homes and libraries across Europe and beyond.
The Ocean Plastic Book
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?
WFO THE AMERICAS
Coalición Río - Cleaning up the Ozama and Isabela rivers
WFO Americas will be a founding member of Coalición Río in the Dominican Republic, which aims to restore the Ozama and Isabela rivers and contribute to sustainable development in the region.
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.
Plastic Recycling Conference Asia 2020
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.
The Mumbai Project
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.
Cleaning up the Hong Kong Bay with WWF Hong Kong
WFO Asia has collaborated with WWF Hong Kong on two initiatives which aim to clean up the Hong Hong Bay and provide alternatives to conventional packaging within the fishing sector.
Moi Jeu Tri
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 schools. 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.
THE WFO 2021 Africa Roadshow
WFO has collaborated with 10 African partners to organize the practical aspects of using our demo WFO trawl in waterways and ensuring that the collected litter/waste will be properly recycled in useful products to contribute to the new African circular economy for plastics. The trawl will be transferred from one country to another.