PLASTIC POLLUTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE™

EPIC: EDUCATION POLICY INFRASTRUCTURE CLEANUP SOLUTIONS BY OLF

ABOUT THE OCEAN PLASTIC PROBLEM

How many tons of plastic is in the ocean and how did it get there? Why is ocean plastic a global problem? What are some facts about plastic pollution in the ocean?

EPIC SOLUTIONS TO OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION

Learn about OLF's EPIC: Plastic Pollution Emergency Response Program™ and how you can help us cleanup, transform and prevent ocean plastic pollution problems.

OUR MISSION IS EPIC

We are a Canadian based, internationally recognized NON-PROFIT organization that has developed a world leading PLASTIC POLLUTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE™ program called EPIC. This dynamic and INTEGRATIVE approach combines 4 main components; EDUCATION, POLICY, INFRASTRUCTURE and CLEANUP. Our goal is to give plastic waste an ECONOMIC VALUE to stimulate the plastic circular economy and provide communities the LONG-TERM TOOLS they need to STEWARD THEIR ENVIRONMENT keeping PLASTIC OUT OF THE OCEANS.

OUR SOLUTIONS ARE EPIC

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EDUCATION & RESEARCH

Worldwide change begins with dedicated and well-informed individual action. Anyone can fight the devastation being caused by plastic pollution, but we all need to understand the problem and potential solutions. Knowledge drives innovation.

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POLICY & ADVOCACY

Policy is about merging best practice plastic management strategies with the needs of our communities and the health of our planet. The Policy component provides support with global decision making for better programs and practices.

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INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Plastic pollution is a result of waste mismanagement and the over consumption of plastic. Many countries lack adequate infrastructure to manage wastes, resulting in materials being discarded inappropriately.

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CLEANUP & RESTORATION

The Cleanup component assists communities in physically removing plastic pollution from ecologically sensitive environments to create a cleaner and safer place for wildlife, communities, and eco-tourism.  

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The EPIC Program incorporates a four pillar hands-on approach:
EDUCATION, POLICY, INFRASTRUCTURE & CLEANUP.

EDUCATION

EDUCATION & RESEARCH

Worldwide change begins with dedicated and well-informed individual action.

EDUCATION & RESEARCH

Anyone can fight the devastation being caused by plastic pollution, but we all need to understand the problem and potential solutions. Knowledge drives innovation.
EDUCATION TOOLS
POLICY

POLICY & ADVOCACY

Policy is about merging best practice plastic management strategies with the needs of our communities and the health of our planet.

POLICY & ADVOCACY

The Policy component provides support with global decision making for better programs and practices.
POLICY TOOLS
INFRASTRUCTURE

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Plastic pollution is a result of waste mismanagement and the over consumption of plastic.

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Many countries lack adequate infrastructure to manage wastes, resulting in materials being discarded inappropriately.
INFRASTRUCTURE TOOLS
CLEANUP

CLEANUP & RESTORATION

The Cleanup component assists communities in physically removing plastic pollution from ecologically sensitive environments.

CLEANUP & RESTORATION

This component also provides educational opportunities for citizens to witness plastic pollution and to partake in action-based engagement.
CLEANUP TOOLS

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MEET OUR CREW

Our crew is passionately committed to protecting the legacy of our oceans.