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DFDS launches campaign in the fight for an ocean without plastic pollution

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

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RESEA PROJECT PARTNERS WITH NATURAL & ORGANIC PRODUCTS TO REMOVE PLASTIC FROM OCEANS AND RIVERS

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

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Microplastics found in human blood for first time

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

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Global Recycling Day x Danish world record 🌏♻️

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

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First week of March 2022 was a BIG week for our planet! 🌏🌊

First week of March 2022 was a BIG week for our planet! 🌏🌊

"This is a historic moment" said Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. The United Nations approved a landmark agreement to create the world's first ever global plastic pollution treaty, describing it as the most significant environmental deal since the 2015 Paris climate accord. We could not be more excited! 🙌 Our vision of a plastic free ocean is getting closer. It will take some time to reduce the volume of plastic that enters our ocean, but the agreement from 2nd of March is a strong way forward to break the wave. Until now, we have looked into a future where plastic pollution in our oceans increase year by year. The announcement marks a new hope for a brighter future where we, with a combined effort, can turn the tide on ocean plastic pollution. ReSea Project removes plastic that has already ended up in oceans and rivers harming the environment and helps stop the growing amounts that are still entering our ocean minute by minute. We do this with the support from our partners – responsible companies all over the world who wants to drive environmental action and have a measurable impact here and now. With the positive announcement from UN highlighting the importance of taking action against plastic pollution, global joint efforts have never been more relevant. We believe that by working together real change can happen. 👇🏽

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Re-experience 2021 with us

Re-experience 2021 with us

2021 is coming to an end, and thanks to the businesses supporting us, this year has been full of important milestones and achievements. All in favor of a cleaner ocean, and making a significant difference for our cleanup team and their families. We've gathered some of the most memorable moments of 2021, go check them out 👇🏽

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More than 1 million kg of plastic recovered from oceans and rivers

More than 1 million kg of plastic recovered from oceans and rivers

November 19, 2021 Together, we've officially stopped more than 1 million kg (2.2 million pounds) of plastic from polluting the oceans in 2021. During times with an extensive focus on the urgent need for climate actions, this important milestone shows how collective and immediate action is the catalyst to make real change to turn the tide against ocean plastic pollution. At ReSea Project, we're extremely thankful for the support from the businesses worldwide being part of our cleanup movement. IMPACT IN BRIEF More than 1 million kg (2.2 million pounds) of plastic recovered from oceans and rivers so far in 2021. Equivalent to the weight of 9 blue whales. The cleanup team in Indonesia has grown 72% from January to October 2021. By ensuring fair compensation we are able to support their income and improve living conditions for our cleanup team and their families. Engaged in developing 1 educational program that so far has been launched in five national schools in Greater Jakarta about ocean conservation and improving waste management, educating more than 1,600 students. Developing local partnerships and engaging with various organizations and entities to find solutions to recycle marine plastics and thereby contribute to improving waste management. CLEANUP IMPACT THAT GOES BEYOND At ReSea Project, our community-driven cleanup solution was founded on the belief that businesses brought together have the force to make a real difference and accelerate the efforts needed to solve the ocean plastic crisis. “We’re not going to sit still and wait for the plastic breaking into microplastics and endangering ocean health.” - General Manager of Operations, Ann Sofie Gade. Amongst the 1 million kg of plastic recovered are mostly typical consumer plastics such as plastic bags, cups, bottles, lids, straws, and different wrappers. A result of the global problem of single-use plastics and poor disposal options. A recent global assessment report released by the UN Environment Programme about marine litter and plastic pollution reveals that plastic pollution in oceans and other bodies of water is still on the rise, and could more than double by 2030, harming marine life, humans, and climate change. With the community-driven approach of our cleanup solution, we go beyond the cleanup itself. As we progress our cleanup impact, so does the development of our solution, allowing us to tackle plastic pollution on multiple levels, such as raising awareness, improving waste management systems, enhancing circularity, and inspiring and influencing businesses and individuals to behavioral change. “No single solution can stand alone to tackle the global problem of ocean plastic pollution. We are keenly aware that our cleanup solution needs to grasp the problem from different angles. Improving the lives of our cleanup team being one of them. As the support of our cleanup mission increase, we're constantly looking into how we can increase our social impact, work on strong local partnerships and solutions to utilize the plastic recovered to support the circular economy, and engage in educational programs." - General Manager of Operations, Ann Sofie Gade. CLEANING OCEANS AND STOPPING THE INFLOW ReSea Project is currently present in more areas in the Greater Jakarta region in Western Java, with our cleanup ecosystems established in riverside and coastal areas characterized by low-income and waste mismanagement. Our cleanup team often consists of local fishermen, whose lives and local environment are affected by the large amounts of plastic in the natural environment. Rivers work like conveyor belts and transports plastic waste towards the ocean. Our total collection impact is the result of tackling heavily plastic polluted rivers and coastal waters to stop it from endangering the ocean and marine species. TRANSPARENCY AND SCALABILITY IS CORE At the core of what we do is being transparent and documenting our impact. Simply because we want to do things right as it creates certainty and confidence for our partners to support and progress our cleanup mission. Our collection process is certified by the independent third-party DNV who verifies our traceability systems and the collection data. The traceability system is powered by the ToolChain blockchain platform from VeChain and together with the third-party certification, it ensures the highest level of traceability of our cleanup process and the amount of plastic we remove from oceans and rivers. "Although the pandemic has limited our ability to visit the cleanup sites in Indonesia, our traceability system and close team work with our on-site Operational Managers has made it possible to keep momentum and progressing our efforts, even from the distance." - General Manager of Operations, Ann Sofie Gade. Going forward, our team was recently able to visit our operational sites in Indonesia again, which gave us the opportunity to research further recycling opportunities and future expansion of local partners to find the right solutions to improve circularity and waste management. We will keep reporting our collection numbers, crossing milestones, and further breakthroughs of our mission to tackle the ocean plastic crisis together with businesses worldwide powering our efforts. Together. For a plastic-free ocean.

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Job opening: Student assistant to join our administration

Job opening: Student assistant to join our administration

We are growing and are currently looking for a student assistant (Danish speaking) to join our team based in Greater Copenhagen, Denmark. The job advert below is in Danish. Vil du kickstarte din karriere ved at redde verdenshavene? Så se her. Drømmer du om en karriere, hvor du er med til at takle en af vor tids største miljømæssige trusler mod planeten, og at arbejde med CSR, FN’s verdensmål og bæredygtighed? Hvis du samtidig er struktureret, analytisk, og god til data, så er du måske den studentermedarbejder, vi lige nu mangler til vores travle team. ReSea Project er en formålsdrevet, ung virksomhed med hovedkontor i Storkøbenhavn, med en mission om at fjerne plastik fra hav og floder, understøtte den cirkulære økonomi, og gøre en forskel for mennesker lokalt i Indonesien, hvor vores lokaldrevne løsning er rullet ud for nuværende. Vores indsats sker på vegne af virksomheder verden over, som ønsker at gøre en miljømæssig og social forskel som led i deres CSR-strategi. Med en stigende interesse og nødvendighed for at sætte ind overfor den klimamæssige trussel, som plastik i verdenshavene udgør, så søger vi lige nu en studentermedarbejder til vores hurtigt voksende virksomhed. ReSea Project tilbyder en transparent, certificeret og fuldt dokumenteret opsamlingsløsning. Til dette anvender vi et digitalt blockchain-baseret trackingsystem. Så det er ikke kun store mængder hav- og flodplast, vi indsamler – vi indsamler også store mængder data. Vores General Manager har derfor brug for assistance fra en kompetent studentermedarbejder til den fortsatte drift, kvalitetssikring og udvikling af vores plastopsamlingsprocesser. Dine primære arbejdsområder: Monitorere og kvalitetssikre data i vores digitale trackingsystem (PowerBI). Du vil modtage oplæring i anvendelse af systemet. Assistere med at drifte vores opsamlingsløsning, samt videreudvikle initiativer ift. genanvendelse af den plast, vi fjerner fra hav og floder. Assistere i vedligeholdelsen og udviklingen af vores certificering, herunder forberedelse af periodiske auditeringer. Være tovholder på vores udvikling og afrapportering ift. FN’s Verdensmål og UN Global Compact, og dermed sikre fortsat compliance med disse Omsætte data så det kan anvendes i vores marketing- og salgsafdeling. Vores forventninger: Du er passioneret omkring at arbejde med bæredygtig forretningsudvikling, samt miljømæssig og social ansvarlighed Du arbejder systematisk og har en struktureret tilgang Du kan håndtere data og har et godt overblik Du tager ansvar og er selvkørende Du er initiativrig og kan tilvejebringe gode ideer til, hvordan vores data kan bruges i forbindelse med markedsføring og salg. Vi forestiller os, at du er under uddannelse indenfor virksomhedsledelse og -strategi, organisationsudvikling, innovation og entreprenørskab eller lignende. Hos os får du et spændende og alsidigt studiejob i en virksomhed, hvor vi arbejder for en bæredygtig fremtid. Vi er et lille dynamisk team, hvor travlhed kombineres med en hyggelig og uformel arbejdsdag. Forventet arbejdstid er 12-16 timer om ugen på vores kontor i Herlev, med fleksibilitet i eksamensperioder. Send din ansøgning samt CV til General Manager of Operations, Ann Sofie Gade på asg@reseaproject.com. For spørgsmål til stillingen ring på +45 23 25 56 26. Vi afholder løbende samtaler og ansætter så snart den rigtige kandidat er fundet. Lær mere om os via hjemmesiden og sociale medier (@reseaproject). I ReSea Project har vi en ambition om at løse en af verdens største miljømæssige udfordringer – plastikforurening i verdenshavene. Vi tror på, at vi med fælles handlekraft kan skabe den nødvendige forandring og beskytte vores verdenshave. Med vores lokaldrevne og skalerbare løsning, involverer vi lokalsamfund i Indonesien i vores opsamlingsarbejde. Samtidig understøtter vores løsning den cirkulære økonomi, og medvirker til at bekæmpe fattigdom samt skabe opmærksomhed om nødvendigheden for handling og forandring.

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Introducing: World Cleanup WEEK

Introducing: World Cleanup WEEK

13-18 September 2021 Every day at ReSea Project is cleanup day, but in honor of the world’s largest volunteer cleanup event World Cleanup Day on September 18, we’re introducing you to World Cleanup WEEK. For one week we’re inviting individuals and businesses out there to help drive attention to the urgency for immediate and collective action against plastic pollution in our oceans and giving you the opportunity to make a significant difference in the health of the world’s oceans in a few simple steps. Click and find out how everyone can be part of making a difference for our oceans: https://www.reseaproject.com/world-cleanupweek-2021

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Milestone achieved: Half a million kilos of plastic pulled from oceans and rivers.

Milestone achieved: Half a million kilos of plastic pulled from oceans and rivers.

20 July, 2021. Plastic pollution is on everyone's lips these days, and a growing number of companies are seeking ways to be part of tackling the issue. And rightfully so. The amount of plastic waste littering our oceans is still on the rise, and now more than ever we need immediate and concerned actions to stop plastic from destroying ecosystems, harming wildlife, nature, and society. In the first six months of 2021, ReSea Project's local cleanup teams in Indonesia have recovered no less than 560,030 kg of plastic from heavily polluted rivers and coastal waters, stopping it from ending on the seabed and flowing into the open sea. The collection data for the period from January to the end of June has been third-party validated by the global quality assurance company DNV, and all collection data is stored using blockchain technology. The cleanup impact is powered by the increasing number of companies in Denmark and globally joining the movement as part of their CSR commitments to take part in tackling one of the most pressing environmental issues humanity and our one and only home is facing. learn more about the movement here. Learn more about the amount of plastic waste recovered and the social impact of the cleanup efforts here. With the steady progress of the cleanup, ReSea Project has high ambitions for the ongoing efforts and development of its community-driven solution to tackle the global problem of plastic pollution, and the support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: No Poverty, Decent work and economic growth, Responsible consumption and production, Climate action, Life below water, and Partnerships for the goals.

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World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day

8 June, 2021. The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods Home to incredible wonders, an abundance of life, and serving as the planet’s lifesource, supporting humanity and all life on Earth. ​ World Oceans Day is hosted by United Nations every year on June 8 to create awareness about the importance of a healthy ocean, and how it sustains life and livelihoods on the planet. ​ Let’s share with you the importance of protecting our shared blue planet.

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More than 305 tonnes of plastic removed from oceans and rivers in just four months

More than 305 tonnes of plastic removed from oceans and rivers in just four months

ReSea Project is gaining momentum after its community-driven solution to tackle ocean plastic pollution was enrolled in Indonesia last year. The interest from companies to do more for the environment and be part of the efforts is growing, which the collection data for the first four months of 2021 clearly proofs. ReSea Project’s collection data from January to April has now been validated bythe independent third-party DNV, and ReSea Project can now announce that as much as 305.239,62 kg (672,938.17 lbs) of plastic waste has been recovered from oceans and rivers. If it’s difficult to imagine how much plastic that really is, just imagine a pile of more than 15.2 million plastic bottles. The initial impact for 2021 comes after ReSea Project in February was just the second organization in the world to be certified after DNV’s standard for plastic reclaimed from oceans and rivers. To create a transparent and documented solution to enable companies to commit with confidence, ReSea Project has since the beginning of 2021 used a blockchain-based tracking system to document all steps in its cleanup process as part of the certification. This gives the highest level of traceability and provides proof of the origin of the plastic collected. “In a time with increasing focus on reaching climate goals and fight the threats facing our oceans, we are proud of the development we’ve experienced in such short time at ReSea Project. Since we started to use the blockchain tracking system, we’ve felt the interest from companies has increased because of our ability to digitally trace and document our impact”, says Ann Sofie Gade, General Manager Operations. ​ Multiple benefits of community-driven solution ReSea Project’s solution is scalable, and with the need for more hands to clean up oceans and rivers, almost 50 people have been employed in Indonesia so far in coastal and river areas affected by low-income and plastic waste mismanagement. With an average monthly wage per member of the cleanup team 75% higher than the minimum wage in Jakarta, the cleanup efforts are also improving living conditions for the cleanup team and their families. “Solving the ocean plastic crisis requires a combination of multiple actions. One thing is that we are stopping the plastic that’s already out there harming our waters. But with our community-driven solution we are creating better living conditions for a lot of people. We support the circular economy, and with our presence we aspire to change the behavior and prevent plastic from being discarded in nature”, says Ann Sofie Gade. ​ Local acts – global effect Indonesia remains one of the largest contributors to marine debris in the world.All though plastic pollution is a global problem that requires individual solutionsfrom country to country, the local cleanup effort in Indonesia is contributing to the global efforts against ocean plastic pollution that keeps being a threat against marine life, ecosystems, climate change, and society. “Our ambition is definitely to scale our operations in Indonesia further, and hopefully also other geographic locations with similar problems who will welcome our solution. Despite the cleanup, it also opens for new opportunities and collaborations with local partners, so that we can tackle plastic pollution from various angles. With the initial collection data for 2021, our whole team is without doubt even more motivated to continue the great work onwards”, says Ann Sofie Gade. Learn more about the certified collection process

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