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The season of giving back
Another year is coming to an end and we now find ourselves in December once again - the month filled with joy and the urge to give back, but also the time to reflect.
It's no secret, that we are proud of the work we do, and in these magicals days that lie ahead, we can't help but feel it even more when we remind ourselves how grateful we are for everything the ocean provides us; 50% of the air we breathe, absorbes 25% of CO2 emissions, is home to more than 80% of life on earth and it is estimated that about 600 million livelihoods depend at least partially on fisheries and aquaculture.
In other words, the ocean is giving us so much, and together we can give back.
Thanks to all of our passionate partners, that have joined our mission to remove as much plastic waste as possible as fast as possible. They show that when we stand united, we can make a real impact and since January 2021, we have removed +1.8 million kg of plastic waste from oceans and rivers - together. Thank you. EVERYONE CAN BE PART OF GIVING BACK Want to know how to become our partner and help giving back to our world's biggest ecosystem? It is simple. For every 8 EUR invested, we will remove 1kg of plastic waste from oceans and rivers on your behalf. Do you want to run a campaign to raise awareness for our oceans, do you want to make a fixed annual contribution to help save our oceans, or do you want to support with a percentage of sales or remove a specific amount of plastic waste for every item sold? Not to worry, we got you covered. Together we will find the right partner model that fits to your needs and ambitions. WE'RE HERE FOR YOU
We will of course support you and help communicate your doing good initiative with confidence.
Besides the direct positive impact of removing plastic waste from oceans and rivers, we know that an important part of making change is rasising awareness. That’s why we are here to support you in communicating your positive impact. We work shoulder to shoulder with our partners as we consider you exactly that– our partner. When you win, we win and best of all the planet wins. Now, that’s a Christmas miracle. OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU?
ReSea Project Sorting Facility
At ReSea Project our finest mission is to remove plastic waste from oceans and rivers to stop it from polluting nature and help protect our planet. But, what actually happens to the plastic waste once we have safely recovered it? We invite you behind the scenes of our ReSea Project Sorting Facility. The purpose of opening ReSea Sorting Facility is to ensure that as much plastic waste as possible can be used for new purposes. Ocean waste plastic is often damaged and can be both challenging and costly to use again. We know that by fine sorting the plastic waste into plastic types, we increase our possibility to find partners who can make good use of it, and we are proud to know that the waste we collect today is being used to make recycled plastic and for waste-to-energy. It is essential for us that the plastic waste is no longer polluting our environment - and to know that on top of this the plastic waste will be used for new purposes is a win for us and for our planet. Let us run you through our process at ReSea Sorting Facility: Before the plastic waste leaves our clean up locations it is weighed and the weight is registered in our blockchain system. The waste is then transported to our Sorting Facility. ReSea Project Sorting Facility is located in Jakarta close to the areas where we collect the plastic waste from oceans and rivers. At our sorting facility we have a dedicated team who works to ensure that the waste is now properly handled. First step is to run a control weighing of the plastic waste upon arrival for quality assurance. The plastic waste is then fine sorted manually by hand, bale pressed and ready to be handed over to partners who can use it for new purposes. See how it’s done: Curious to know more? We’ve visualized our full process from start to end For more insights into our daily cleanup missions follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram.
We look forward to sharing our journey with you. Wishing you all a happy Wednesday! Best, Team ReSea Project
Whale, hello there!
Why we love whales? Whales are amazing animals! These massive mammals range from the Dwarf Sperm Whale that can reach a length of 2,7 meters, to the big Blue Whale that can reach a length of 30 meters. Whales are also able to capture a massive amount of carbon. Over their entire lifetime, they can capture an average amount of 33 tonnes of CO2. Hard not to love these creatures, right? Unfortunately, whales are threatened by plastic pollution in the ocean. Just as many other wildlife species, whales have ingested plastic. In 2019 a young whale died in the Philippines due to dehydration and starvation. The obduction showed that the whale didn't have the expected food in the stomach, but instead around 40 kilograms of plastic waste. These beautiful creatures are another good reason why we must keep our oceans healthy. Did you know that since January 2021 we have removed more plastic waste from oceans and rivers than the weight of 14 Blue Whales? Together. For a plastic-free ocean.
11.052 kilometers crossed for our ocean and rivers!
We knew we were ambitious when we set a goal to move 10.000 kilometers in just one month, but consumers proved us wrong and exceeded our expectations with their dedication to the cause! Together we have crossed 11.052 kilometers, meaning we will remove a total of 1.106 kilograms of plastic waste from oceans and rivers! That is the equivalent of 1.106.000 plastic straws! Our collective achievement do not go unnoticed. So far, our Plastic Free July challenge is covered in several media channels: sports-insight.co.uk
getrealonclimatechange.org Missed the chance to move for the ocean? Don't worry! We are the dedicated and ongoing partner to Climategames when it comes to removing plastic waste from ocean and rivers. Download the app and join one of the organizations that are hosting a challenge to support a clean and healthy ocean - or ask your own organization to make a climate-friendly sports event on the app! Thank you very much to all of you for participating! Read more about our Plastic Free July challenge and partnership with Climategames here!
When experiencing a great success, you simply must do it again!
We are thrilled to introduce you to our second campaign in collaboration with DFDS. In connection to World Earth Day 2022 in April, we launched our first campaign with DFDS with the aim to act and raise awareness on ocean plastic pollution. Each ticket sold, DFDS would remove the equivalent of 625 plastic straws from ocean and rivers. The result of the campaign spoke for itself with 283% more tickets sold than anticipated, which helped prevent a total of 825 kg of plastic waste polluting our ocean and rivers. Our fight for a plastic-free ocean continues and so does our partnership. Therefore, we are doing a second campaign where passengers once again are offered to help make a difference by booking a MiniCruise from Oslo to Copenhagen. Each adult ticket sold will help remove the equivalent of 62 plastic bags from ocean and rivers. The great support from all DFDS passengers is showing that we can turn the tide on ocean plastic pollution with collective action! Bon voyage! Read more about the first campaign here
The fight against single-use plastic
Did you know that more countries are joining the fight against single-use plastic? Here's a little update in case you've missed it. Right now, 50% of all plastic produced is designed to be used only once. Luckily, more and more countries are taking up the fight against single-use plastic (eg. bottles, takeaway containers, straws etc.). At UN's Ocean Conference 2022 that was held recently in Lisbon single-use plastic was in focus. Since 2002 where Bangladesh was the first country to introduce a ban, more countries are now acting. Recently countries like India and Canada have acted on making a ban. Canada is banning single-use plastics such as checkout bags, cutlery, straws, and food-service ware by the end of 2022 India will be banning the manufacture, sale, distribution, and use of some single-use plastics with the effect from July 1 In 2021 France banned plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables In 2019 170 countries agreed to reduce single-use plastic by 2030 Why fight plastic pollution? Plastic bags are used on average for 15 minutes and more than 1 million end up in the trash every minute. Every year 1 trillion single-use plastic bags are used and 10% of those end up in our oceans. Globally, we produce more than 300 million tons of plastic waste every year. This is nearly equivalent to the entire weight of the human population ... but less than 9% of the plastic produced gets recycled.
Make a move for the ocean
Now you have the chance to help remove plastic waste from ocean and rivers through your workout activities! Together with our partner, Climategames, we are inviting you to join our event in connection to Plastic Free July. Who is Climategames? Climategames is a sports app on a mission: to fight climate change in a fun and rewarding way for companies and people. You as a business can create an event with the environmental cause to remove plastic waste from ocean and rivers. Climategames do so via ReSea Project. Watch the video below to learn more about Climategames. About the event Now, we are doing a ReSea Project public event with Climategames, and everyone is warmly invited. The event will be held in the month of July in connection to Plastic Free July. Throughout the month you can join the race and be a part of the fight for a plastic free ocean: each participant removes 100 grams of plastic waste from ocean and rivers by cycling 10 kilometers or when crossing 1 kilometer by swimming, running, or walking. You can track your activity in the app or via your smartwatch - just make sure to start the activity on your device. How does it work? 1. Simply download the app via Google Play or Apple Store 2. Find ReSea Project 3. Then choose which kind of activity you would like to do, eg. running 4. Make sure to start tracking your activity either via app og smartwatch What is plastic free July? Plastic Free July is a global movement that creates awareness on plastic waste and encourages people to take the challenge to reduce the use of single-use plastic throughout the whole month of July. Read more about the movement. We rely on the power of teamwork - invite your friends and family to join! Together. For a plastic-free ocean. 3, 2, 1 – GO!
We have reached a major milestone
We are proud to share that we have collected 1.5 million kilograms of plastic waste from oceans and rivers on behalf of our partners since January 2021. An estimated 11 million tonnes of plastic waste enter our ocean every year. Together with our partners we are making a quantifiable and documented difference by removing plastic that should never have been there in the first place. Our 1.5 million kilograms milestone marks hope for a brighter future for our oceans and shows that we can turn the tide on ocean plastic pollution when working together. We help companies to help their consumers help the environment
71% of consumers rank commitment to the environment as the most important attribute of a company. A survey done by Clotch shows that. Knowing this, we believe that we can make a great difference for our oceans with help from businesses around the world. For every kilogram of plastic waste removed, partners and consumers have helped the mission. Therefore, we want to take this opportunity to congratulate our partners who have helped us reach this milestone while creating awareness around the ocean plastic crisis. We have ambitious goals for the future. Together. For a plastic-free ocean. Would you like to be a part of it?
DFDS launches campaign in the fight for an ocean without plastic pollution
In connection to World Earth Day last Friday, DFDS announces new collaboration with ReSea Project to fight ocean plastic pollution DFDS, that has moved goods and people since 1866 has announced its collaboration with ReSea Project to support the fight for an ocean without plastic pollution. Recognizing that the ocean is the heart and lungs of our planet, producing over 50% of the air we breathe and home to an abundance of life and biodiversity, DFDS is committed to help turn the tide by actively removing plastic waste from oceans and rivers via its partnership with ReSea Project. The partnership is initially launched with a campaign targeted at Norway where passengers have the chance to book a mini cruise to Copenhagen and the full amount for the cruise goes directly to remove plastic from oceans and rivers. To be exact, each cruise sold will stop the equivalent of 625 plastic straws from polluting the ocean. “DFDS collaborate with ReSea and fully support their aspiration of an ocean free of plastic.
A healthy marine environment is a key element in a sustainable world.” - DFDS Group The partnership is an important step to spread the word about the importance of a healthy ocean and how we can turn the tide on plastic pollution in our oceans with collective action. According to a recent report from Pew Charitable Trust, the current amount of plastic waste flowing into the ocean every year could triple in the next 20 years, unless we take action. The partnership with DFDS is another great achievement to advance our cleanup mission and to put an end to plastic pollution. DFDS was founded in 1866 and provides ferry and logistics services in Europe. Their 8,000 employees are located on ferries and in offices across 20 countries. What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org From Oslo to Copenhagen in the spring We have teamed up with DFDS and now you have the chance to help remove plastic from oceans while you lean back and enjoy a trip from Oslo to Copenhagen. Each cruise sold will stop the equivalent of 625 plastic straws from polluting the ocean. Together. For a plastic-free ocean. Screenshot from the campaign in Norway. Credits: DFDS Group
ReSea Project partners with natural & organic products to remove plastic from oceans and rivers
Visitors to this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe show at London ExCel (April 3rd to April 4th), Europe's leading trade show for the natural products, health food and organic industries, will make a direct positive impact on plastic pollution and ocean health as its official event partner, ReSea Project, will remove the equivalent of 100 plastic straws from oceans and rivers for every person attending the event. The event is expecting +10.000 visitors culminating to a minimum of 1 million plastic straws. Since January 2021, ReSea Project has stopped over 1.4 million kgs of plastic waste from polluting oceans and rivers. To put into relatable measures this equals approximately 40 plastic straws being removed from oceans and rivers every second. ReSea Project is on a mission to remove as much plastic from oceans and rivers as fast as possible, and they do so by partnering with responsible companies globally who want to make a documented environmental impact. Event Director, Carol Dunning said; “As one of the industry’s biggest trade shows, we appreciate the huge role companies play in building a more sustainable future. It is vital that events such as ours not only provide a space for eco-friendly innovation, but also look inward and adapt business practices to tackle the biggest environmental challenges of the day. That’s why we are so proud of our partnership with ReSea, a company that not only takes direct action against plastic pollution, but supports the communities hardest hit by the crisis.” Just one of two global organisations that are certified in plastic removal from oceans and rivers by globally recognized assurance provider DNV, ReSea Project’s high level of traceability provides proof of the plastic’s source and its onwards journey to ReSea Project’s sorting station via blockchain technology. From here the plastic waste is sorted into plastic types, bale pressed and distributed for recycling and waste handling purposes. Christine Tangdal, Head of Sales and Partnerships at ReSea Project, said “Those in the room, both exhibitors and visitors, are perfectly positioned to make a real impact on the ocean plastic pollution crisis, which is one of the most present environmental challenges facing our planet today. We are very excited to have this opportunity to show business leaders how they can embed positive action into their business strategy. We have committed to remove plastic out of the ocean for every attendee- just by simply coming to event you are making a huge difference.” Natural & Organic Products Europe will return to ExCeL London on Sunday 3 and Monday 4 of April 2022. To register for a free trade ticket, please visit here
Microplastics found in human blood for first time
Plastic do not belong in the nature, ocean or in us. New research shows up to 80% of people have plastic in their blood. The scientists analysed blood samples from 22 anonymous donors, all healthy adults and found plastic particles in 17. Half the samples contained PET plastic, which is commonly used in drinks bottles, while a third contained polystyrene, used for packaging food and other products. A quarter of the blood samples contained polyethylene, from which plastic carrier bags are made. In addition, more than 386 fish species have ingested plastic and up to 1 million seabirds are killed by plastic each year. Furtermore, studies show that 52% of all sea turtles have eaten plastic. Let's make our seas plastic-free and take care of the planet, animals and ourselves. You can make a measurable and documented difference here and now. Find the full report here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412022001258
Global Recycling Day x Danish world record 🌏♻️
Today we celebrate International Recycling day! ♻️ It's an important day to call for action and raise awareness about what recycling is. Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products! No better day to celebrate an impressive world record in Denmark. 93% of cans and bottles are returned for recycling – the highest percentage in the world! If we look at plastic bottles alone, a whopping 96% are returned*. Every day 5,2 million cans and bottles are returned in Denmark – this means that almost every person in Denmark returns a bottle or can every single day. While we can and should celebrate all milestones, we still have a lot of work ahead of us. Every minute 1 truck of plastic enters our ocean and we are on a mission to stop it and you can be a part of it.👇🏽 *Source 1: https://via.ritzau.dk/pressemeddelelse/der-er-nu-en-tredjedel-genanvendt-plast-i-danske-plastflasker?publisherId=13559943&releaseId=13620388