SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Waste Free Oceans (WFO)- an international organization that focuses on works to reduce the global impact of marine plastic litter, announced launch of its first projects in the Carribean.
The main objective of the projects in the Carribean is to raise awareness among local communities and authorities on the damages caused to environment and human health due to plastic pollution. In addition, it also proposes various ways to ensure better plastic waste management.
The Carribean Roadshow is planned to start in the Dominican Republic at the end of June 2022. The first event will be organized with support of Hogar del Nino education center in La Romana. The children of the center will join hands with WFO volunteers to clean up La Romana beaches.
In addition, WFO will partner with international eyewear brand Eco to place a waste catching trawl on a river for a few months. The trawl will be placed statically on a river and regularly emptied by volunteers. The collaboration aims to collect around 10 tons of waste over the next few months. The plastics thus collected will be sorted and recycled locally to create new WFO products.
The cleanup projects will be extended to other regions, including Haïti, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Guadeloupe.