A cleaner Pacific Ocean free from single-use plastics. - This is the vision behind the Pacific Ocean Litter Project (POLP), a six-year AUD 16 million project, which aims to complement existing waste management projects to support the delivery of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)’s Pacific Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter 2018. Each year, at least eight million tonnes of plastics enter the ocean. It is estimated that there are at least 51 trillion micro-plastic particles already in our ocean, with marine litter harming over 600 marine species.
February 14, 2020