Current Campaign - Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
After a successful “Research” trip to the Bahamas we are now in the fundraising and “Coordination” stage of launching the Marsh Harbour, Bahamas pilot project coming May 2019!
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
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
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
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
We need your support to make this happen
Fisherman will participate in the program, during their daily routines they “catch” plastic to exchange for cash or goods.