OCEAN PLASTIC RECOV. FROM PROTECTED AREA INDONESIA
#209 - OCEAN PLASTIC RECOVERY FROM MARINE PROTECTED AREA - INDONESIA
Bintan is part of the Riau Archipelago in Indonesia. Its entire eastern coastline is in a Marine Protected Area and unfortunately is subject to above average levels of ocean plastic pollution. Seven Clean Seas employs a cleanup crew of 22 to remove ghost nets, high value and low value plastics from the marine environment, focussing on beaches, mangroves, river systems and around stilted sea gypsy communities. This project provides employment opportunities, champions female involvement, supports local conservation efforts, educates local communities and removes huge quantities of ocean plastic pollution. Now we aim to expand our operations to other regions in Indonesia and into China, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Sri Lanka (the seven top plastic leakage locations).
The project participates in the 3R Initiative as a pilot project, with a view of seeking certification to Verra's Plastic Waste Reduction Standard.
USE OF PROCEEDS
The price factors covers recovery and Seven Clean Seas operational expansion into China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Sri Lanka (the seven top plastic leakage locations).
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Seven Clean Seas is an ocean clean up organization with the goal of removing plastic pollution in the marine environment, preventing plastic from entering the natural environment and educating the masses around responsible plastic consumption.
Seven Clean Seas pioneered the Plastic Offsetting market in 2018, helping responsible corporates first reduce, then offset their necessary plastic consumption with the goal of achieving plastic neutrality.
Beyond this, Seven Clean Seas is spearheading several projects in Malaysia and Indonesia as well as staying true to its roots by hosting monthly, free, public educational clean up events internationally.
Bintan / Indonesia
Tons Per Year: 1000