14 million tonnes of plastic waste are dumped into our oceans every year. And that’s more than one full truck of garbage being disposed off into our seas per minute!
They certainly do. Every item of beach trash collected is one fewer piece of litter that will not end up in the ocean. Beach clean-ups are valuable mitigation strategies that would help people understand the problem and get involved in finding solutions.
The purpose of beach clean-ups is to promote public understanding of marine pollution and, as a result, contribute to the decrease of trash and plastic in the ocean. We concentrate on establishing long-term sustainable communities that can positively impact the planet.
We are a member of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the premier global network for advancing solutions to reduce and eliminate marine litter in our oceans. Our focus on three main goals through the partnership include reducing the amounts and consequences of land-based litter and solid waste brought into the aquatic environment; reducing the levels and implications of marine debris released into the aquatic environment from sea-based sources such as solid waste, lost cargo, management of abandoned, lost, discarded fishing gear (ALDFG), and abandoned boats; and reducing the levels and consequences of (accumulated) marine debris on shorelines, aquatic ecosystems, and biodiversity.
We Grow Forest Foundation has passed the Champion Level Certificate of The Tide Turners Plastic Challenge . The Tide Turners Young Leaders Plastic Challenge is a global youth movement to fight plastic pollution around the world. It is designed to inspire young individuals to reflect upon their plastic consumption, discover solutions to reduce this consumption, and lead change in their homes, communities, institutions and offices.
We Grow Forest Foundation, in this project, focuses on activities that adopt Sustainable Development Goals put forward by the United Nations. Project Clean Shoreline aims to fulfil Sustainable Development Goals 6, 14 and 15.