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CLEANUP

CLEANUP & RESTORATION

The OLF has collaborated locally and internationally to clean shorelines and complete research around British Columbia-CAN, Yelapa-MX, Alaska-USA, North Pacific Gyre-Pacific Ocean, Uvita-CR and San Blas-PAN. Volunteers have now removed over 70 metric tons of mixed plastic, foam pollution and Japanese driftage. (2020)

The Cleanup & Restoration 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.   This pillar is also an educational component as it provides opportunities for citizens to witness plastic pollution and to partake in action-based engagement.

The cleanup tools and solutions that OLF utilizes includes:

  • International Cleanup Series strategic plan and framework (tactical guide and set of instructions is to determine scope, resources, key components and major tasks to illustrate how to systematically plan, coordinate and complete small to moderate and large-scale cleanups)
  • Pre-conditions Assessment Parameter Matrix to detect early signs of difficulties to initiate corrective actions for potential site hazards, topography, accessibility, waste composition and material volume estimates, and transportation requirements;
  • Survey of plastic congestion through the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration survey guidelines to track composition, volume and reaccumulation rate of material washing up on to shorelines;
  • Shoreline cleanup strategies and best management work practices for collection, sorting, transporting and processing materials; and
  • Shoreline cleanup best management safety standards.

CLEANUPCLEANUP TOOLS



CARBON OFF-SETTING PROGRAM
(Coming Soon)
 

carbon offsetting program

EDUCATION

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EDUCATION & RESEARCH

EDUCATION & RESEARCH

Worldwide change begins with dedicated and well-informed individual action. We all need to understand the problem and potential solutions. Knowledge drives innovation.
EDUCATION TOOLS
POLICY

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POLICY & ADVOCACY

POLICY & ADVOCACY

Policy is about merging best practice plastic management strategies with the needs of our communities and the health of our planet. Advocating for better programs and practices globally.
POLICY TOOLS
INFRASTRUCTURE

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INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

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.
INFRASTRUCTURE TOOLS
CLEANUP

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CLEANUP & RESTORATION

CLEANUP & RESTORATION

The Cleanup component assists communities in removing plastic pollution from ecologically sensitive environments. It also provides opportunities for citizens to witness plastic pollution and to partake in action-based engagement.
CLEANUP TOOLS