THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF OWP
OWP allows us to remove plastic from oceans and rivers, and this makes a significant difference. But with your help, it can be even better.
The impact of our cleanup
8-10 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean each year. Even though this is a high number, we are on the right track. Our goal for 2025 is to collect 25,000 tons of plastic from the ocean. We have already collected many tons of plastic, but we’re aiming much higher.
The typical materials collected
Each fisherman who collects plastic for us collects approx. 1 ton of plastic every 14 days. That is >24 tons per year/fisherman. To recycle the plastic collected, it needs to be sorted into the four different main materials. The typical materials collected are:
1 TON OF PLASTIC
It can be difficult to estimate how much 1 ton of plastic actually is. We know. It is equivalent to:
500 ml. WATER BOTTLES