The Global Declaration obliges signatories to commit to action in six areas: education, research, public policy, best practices, recycling/recovery, and product stewardship. As of the last progress report (2016), more than 355 marine litter projects have been planned, underway, or completed around the globe. Our projects range in size, focus, and scope and involve an ever growing number of partners. All are forging cooperation and furthering progress to prevent, reduce, and improve understanding of marine litter. At the present time this list does not reflect the entire universe of commitments.  We are currently working to get each project included here.  We will remove this notice when the entries are completed.

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Waste sorting makes a difference! (Separar transforma)

According to Bogotá’s Department of Sanitation (UAESP), food courts in Bogotá’s Shopping Malls recover around 8% of their waste, whereas, if waste was well sorted it could reach a recovery percentage of 60%. Considering these numbers, UAESP partnered with 5 food and...
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Healing caps (Tapas para sanar)

Fundación Sanar is a Colombian NGO which has helped children with cancer for more than 31 years. Healing caps, is an initiative the NGO started 5 years ago, in which they collect plastic caps, sell them and use the money collected to buy medication and pay medical...
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Guide to Plastic Waste Identification and Separation

The Guide to Plastic Waste Identification and Separation is a tool intended to assist waste pickers and material recovery facilities in the identification of the most common plastic resins used in the Colombian market and the types of products they are converted into....
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Giving New Life to Plastic Waste Video Contest

In October of 2017 Acoplásticos partnered with SENA and UAESP to launch a contest to produce a short film (5 to 8 minutes long) that shows the importance of waste separation and recovery in keeping plastic waste from becoming plastic debris in our oceans. SENA...
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Recycling in Colombia: Plastics Recycling Database

Colombia’s Plastics Recycling Database 2016-2017 gathers contact information for all the stakeholders involved in the recycling chain for plastics in Colombia, including: everyday collectors, commonly known as waste pickers, material recovery facilities, reprocessors,...
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Recicla Isopor® campaign in Brazil

In 2015 Plastivida launched the “Recicla Isopor®” campaign to help educate Brazilians about the recyclability of polystyrene foam and also to encourage citizens to recycle their foam at take-back locations.  Recycling collection bins were installed in...