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Plastic Oceans Australasia

 

Founded in 2017, Plastic Ocean’s Australasia (POA) is a Not-for-profit organisation on a mission to change the world’s attitude to plastic within a generation.

POA addresses the root cause of single-use plastic consumption and focuses on increasing environmental awareness. We actively encourage efforts to prevent plastic pollution of the sea. The organisation operates extensive public awareness campaigns and offers education programs for businesses and schools to provide the wider public – especially the younger generations, with educational information on how to reduce their plastic footprint while raising awareness about its impact in our ocean.

Working with community groups, businesses and individuals, POA offers business and education programs that are scientifically endorsed to inspire people to reduce plastic using self-led initiatives and eliminate plastic from supply chains and within schools. We strongly believe it is critical to provide children with an education that provides a greater understanding of the plastic pollution impacts in our oceans and the threats facing a variety of organisms, including endangered species. 

POA is affiliated with Oceans Generation and the award- winning documentary 'A Plastic Ocean', which Sir David Attenborough has described as being “one of the most important films of our time” igniting mass consumer awareness of the issue of plastic pollution in our waterways and oceans.

 

Through education, science and environmentally sustainable principles, POA delivers behaviour change practices to change the way we use and value convenient resources. We believe that responsible business – rooted in universal principles – is essential to achieve transformational change. Therefore, POA has successfully implemented 12 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organisation particularly focuses on Goal 14 – Life Below Water, which refers to the conservation and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Additionally, POA is committed to Goal 4 – Quality Education and Goal 13 – Climate Action.

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