E P I C | Plastic Pollution Emergency Response™
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: