Current Campaign

Applying local action to the shoreline plastic pollution issue

 
 
 

Stage One

Research

  • Collect information on communities which will be ideal for the pilot

  • Determine where local fishermen can be reached and incentivized.

  • Investigate centralized collection site

  • Find community support among business and organizations

  • Learn the current state of plastics recycling in the community

Stage Two

Coordination

  • Use information gathered in research phase, put together a plan of action which will include timelines and dates for pilot to begin

  • Location decision to be finalized and permitting or regulatory permissions to be obtained for site

  • Determine logistics for storage and transport of collected plastic

  • Create a manageable system of values for plastic types collected

Stage Three

Launch

  • Create first collection site for pilot program

  • Recruit fishermen for collecting and support their efforts

  • Educate volunteers or staff at collection center for grading sorting and storing of collected plastic

  • Publicize ongoing events online to create awareness and momentum

Stage Four

Sustainment and Iteration

  • Development of metrics for gauging progress on shorelines impacted

  • Assessment of issues impacting collection success and where improvements can be implemented

  • Reach understanding of ongoing expense of running each site and cost projections for sustainability

  • Find keys to successful pilot program and distill them into Template for using in other coastal communities

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Subsistence fisherman will participate in the program, during their daily routines they “catch” plastic to exchange for cash or goods.