MARINE POLLUTION

Addressing marine pollution requires more than technology; we must solve governance and finance.

Marine pollution is caused by human activities on ocean ecosystems, including plastic waste, chemical pollutants, and debris. It poses significant threats to marine life, biodiversity, and coastal communities. Addressing marine pollution is crucial for safeguarding marine ecosystems and ensuring sustainable development.

WAYS WE SUPPORT

Our commitment to combating marine pollution is evident through innovative solutions like comprehensive waste management, plastic credit systems for waste reduction, initiatives to recover and repurpose materials from ocean industries, and improved watershed management.

Ocean plastics

Developing strategies and initiatives to reduce, recover, and recycle ocean plastics to mitigate their impact on marine environments.

Frontline waste system implementation

Comprehensive waste management solutions that include collection, segregation, and disposal of marine waste to minimise environmental impact.

Resource recovery

Systems for recovering and repurposing materials from ocean industries, such as recycling fishing nets into new products or converting organic waste into bioenergy.

Plastic credits

Development of plastic credit systems to incentivize and finance plastic waste reduction and recycling efforts, similar to carbon credits in the emissions sector.

Recycling material markets

Exploring and expanding markets for recycled materials from ocean industries, promoting circular economy principles and reducing waste.

Watershed management

Strategies to manage and protect watersheds that impact coastal and marine environments, ensuring the reduction of pollutants and enhancing water quality.

Technology Lab tools

  • AI-powered waste detection and tracking systems
  • Digital twin models for waste management.

© Photography by Vincent Kneefel, The Ocean Story