Actions we are taking now.
from the ocean
about the truths
Marine pollution has reached shocking levels:
Each minute, 15 tons of plastic are released into the oceans.
(Oceans/Initiatives/World Wildlife Found)
70% Macro plastics at sea come from fishing gears.
There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean.
269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion
plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter the deep sea.
By 2050, plastic will be more than fish.
(World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation warns.)
Approaches and Methods
Reduce & Replace
Reduce the use of disposable
plastics and reuse or replace it
by biodegradable natural materials.
Recycle & Regenerate
Recycle plastics before it
enter the ocean or end up
Redesign & Repurpose
Redesign the recycled
plastics with new form of lifecycle.
Data from OceanCycle Certification: Definitions & Standards V 2.0
Remark: Economic Status:HIC,highincome;UMI,uppermiddleincome;LMI,lowermiddleincome;LI,lowincome
What Are Ocean Bound Plastics?
collected plastic waste located within a 50
km distance of the coastline
Inadequately collected plastic waste
located 200m from
rivers & in rivers
collected plastic waste located 200m from
Used fishing gears
and plastic bycatch
Upcycle Fishing Gears
from the Ocean
East China Sea