PLASTIC

Reducing Ocean Plastic Pollution

The documentation of plastic pollution is a huge challenge and one we have led in deep sea, but these surveys alone do not help us address the problem as it is almost impossible to remove ocean plastic without also damaging marine life so we need to stop leakage of plastic into the marine environment.

Working with Common Seas we have developed Plastic Drawdown a practical tool for decision makers that allows them to rapidly assess their plastic waste and leakage into the ocean as well as nation-specific opportunities for policy interventions to reduce waste and leakage. Working collaboratively with stakeholders the Plastic Drawdown framework produces simple images of current and projected plastic waste and leakage as well as policies which could be considered so that decision makers can develop effective strategies.