The SWAP project is hosting a 2-hour Marine Litter Workshop on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Samoa time).
A report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has revealed that there are now over 150 million tonnes of plastics in the oceans. That’s about one tonne of plastics for every three tonnes of fish.
Pacific islands are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of marine litter, due to the particular value and sensitivity of their coastal environments. If you are willing to discuss this issue and the tools that can be used to address this problem, please join us and our speakers for this two-hour virtual Marine Litter workshop.
The objective of the workshop is to provide information to participants on the origins and impacts of marine litter in order to design and implement awareness tools to address this problem. It also aims to provide practical information on the process of preparing and conducting a clean-up campaign, based on shared experiences, as well as to provide information about the value of conducting statistically-sound waste survey and audit and sharing this data online within a regional network.
This workshop will also be an opportunity to highlight the actions that were carried out during the International Coastal Cleanup Day 2021.