Ocean Plastics: What the packaging industry can do
Ocean Wise just released a white paper offering solution package the end of the pledge plastic pollution in the Oceans and what the packaging industry can do.
Here is extract of the document :
”The critical problem of plastic pollution is now recognized worldwide. Scientists and the media increasingly report on rising levels of plastic waste in our oceans, corporations continue to announce significant sustainability commitments concerning plastic packaging, new signatories support the G7 Ocean Plastics Charter, and governments are introducing new policy frameworks to curb plastic waste. While plastic packaging is not the sole cause of ocean plastic waste and marine litter, the packaging industry is positioned to lead significant change. This paper will discuss the realities of our aquatic environments, and present solutions that packaging producers can use to support healthier aquatic ecosystems.”
About Ocean Wise:
Ocean Wise is a global ocean conservation organization focused on protecting and restoring our world’s oceans.
Grown from the roots of Vancouver Aquarium, which started as a community-based not-for-profit organization, Ocean Wise inspires people in every corner of the planet to participate in creating healthy oceans. Explore with us at Ocean.org.
Their vision is a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing.
Their mission is to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our oceans.
Their Promise, through science-based storytelling across global platforms, inspire action to conserve our oceans.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Ocean Wise is composed of four key areas:
AQUARIUM MANAGEMENT — Connecting people directly to ocean stories about aquatic life in Vancouver, Valencia, and potentially other centres around the globe. The Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in Vancouver is the only one of its kind in Canada, and rescues and rehabilitates more than 150 animals each year.
EDUCATION — Driven by the preeminent teaching and learning foundations, delivered both in person and through digital channels, including the award-winning AquaVan mobile aquarium program and youth and curriculum programs.
EXPLORE MORE AT OCEAN.ORG ENGAGEMENT — Connecting with even more people to foster interest, awareness and a commitment to change, delivered in partnership with local organizations across Canada and around the globe. Joining forces with funders, sponsors, partners and others who share in a vision of healthy and flourishing oceans. Initiatives include the Canada-wide Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and the Ocean Wise seafood program.
RESEARCH — Providing a foundation of unbiased scientific knowledge through original research by the Coastal Ocean Research Institute, as well as curating and aggregating peer-reviewed research conducted by the scientific community worldwide. The organization launched in June, 2017 along with a new, state-of-the-art digital storytelling hub: www.ocean.org. The platform features shareable multimedia content that engages ocean lovers of all ages. From videos to quizzes to long-form articles, ocean.org connects users to our oceans, why there is need to protect them, and suggests ways to do it.
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