With your support, we will clean up a large marine area in the Pacific Ocean in central Philippines where floating plastics are posing big threat to wildlife and ocean. We will remove 500 pounds of floating plastic per day and dispose them properly for their reuse when possible, reducing the mortality of marine wildlife and removing long-lasting plastics.
In 2016, the UNDP found that at least 8 millions tons of plastic waste is entering oceans every year, impacting nearly 10,000 marine species and countless animals.
Together, we will successfully remove 580,000 pounds of plastics from the ocean and conduct plastic ocean awareness for 100 coastal communities in Southeast Asia. Further, we will carefully remove plastics from about 10,000 marine wildlife animals and save them from entanglement and agony.
This project is part of a global movement to remove harmful plastics from ocean and to clean ocean which in the long-term will have tremendous benefits to the health of ocean ecosystems and all marine life affected by plastic pollution.