NATIONAL CLEANUP DAY INDONESIA
We were proud supporters of Indonesia Indah Foundation’s “Hari Bersih – the national trash awareness day in Indonesia”. Despite the global pandemic, restrictions, and social distancing, more than 9,350 people volunteered all over Indonesia and collected in total more than 28,000 kg of trash from cities and beaches, and our cleanup team collected at rivers and at sea.
CERTIFIED CLEANUP PROCESS
We were the second only organization in the world to be certified to DNV’s Chain of custody standard for plastics retrieved from the hydrosphere. A defining milestone for our continuous efforts against ocean plastic pollution as the certification ensures full traceability of our cleanup process and impact and provides the companies joining our movement with assurance that their support helps make oceans and rivers cleaner from plastic waste.
THE MARINERS – ONLINE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Together with Indonesia Indah Foundation, we created an online educational program, approved by the Jakarta Education Agency, on ocean conservation, waste management, and providing tools to students to make actionable plans to live more sustainable. Thanks to Kneipp for sponsoring the first launch of the program at five national schools in Indonesia and reached more than 1,600 students, their families and teachers. See the video to learn more about the educational program.
OUR FIRST UN GLOBAL COMPACT COP REPORT
As proud members of the UN Global Compact network we’re required to submit an annual Communication On Progress report (COP) to show how we work with the Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals. The report is important to build credibility and brand value and provides valuable information to everyone interested in our cleanup mission.
+50 CLEANUP MEMBERS
Our cleanup team is the beating heart of our cleanup solution, and it grows as more companies join the ReSea Movement, meaning that we can support the income of more and more people in Indonesia. In June our cleanup team passed 50 members in Indonesia, and more have joined since then. We can’t wait to see where we are at by this time in 2022!
WORLD OCEANS DAY WEBINAR
To mark World Ocean Day hosted by United Nations, we too raised awareness about the actions needed to protect and sustain the ocean on social media and marked the day with a live webinar together with DNV and VeChain.
Discover ocean the facts, simple tips to take environmental action, and the webinar playback, here.
WORLD CLEANUP WEEK
In honor of the world’s largest volunteer cleanup event, we invited people all over the world to make a tangible difference for the ocean for a whole week! Thanks to those who supported the campaign resulted in the removal of additionally 53.8 kg of plastic from oceans and rivers.
1 MILLION KG MILESTONE
Thanks to the incredible support of the ReSea Movement it only took us 11 months to pass the 1 MILLION KG milestone. To us, this milestone was not just a drop in the ocean. It proved how we can turn the tide against the environmental threats against our one and only home through collective and immediate action. Dive into our cleanup efforts through the video.
REUNITED WITH OUR CLEANUP TEAM
With the global pandemic limiting the possibilities for our administration in Denmark to visit our local operational and cleanup team in Indonesia, we were beyond thrilled to finally be able to visit everyone again. During the visit, we were also able to focus on the development of our operations in terms of new local partnerships and recycling opportunities to contribute to better waste management systems in Indonesia, and thereby stop the plastic waste at its source.
THE 2021 IMPACT
Between January to November 2021, our cleanup team has stopped the equivalent of nearly 57 million single-use plastic bottles (500 ml) from harming marine life and breaking into microplastics. The collection data stored in our blockchain tracking system is validated and verified by the independent third-party DNV. December data will be added to our impact page in January.
The minimum wage is not necessarily a living wage. Our traceability standards and the use of blockchain helps ensure transparency and fair compensation to our cleanup team. On average, we've compensated our cleanup team in Indonesia more than 75 % above local minimum wages in 2021
The heart of our cleanup solution is our growing cleanup team. It's an essential aspect of our solution to provide decent work to fight poverty. In 2021 we've welcomed more than 20 members to our cleanup team, and our local operational and cleanup team now consists of more than 50 people. A number that will keep increasing as more
businesses join the ReSea Movement.