Watamu Marine Association with Rubbish Recycling Partners, Ocean Sole, feature in the International Coastal Clean Up News at the United Nations Environment Assembly Nairobi
The 2015 International Coastal Clean Up results were published and released to the press. With nearly 800,000 and 8,000,000 tons of marine litter collected worldwide this is an incredible feat. WMA was quoted - "The Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup has inspired Kenyans to take action. In Watamu Marine Park, community based entrepreneurship is turning the tide on marine debris impacting our beaches,? said Steve Trott, projects development manager for Watamu Marine Association and a Cleanup coordinator in Kenya. ?All plastic, glass and flip flop waste is recycled creating a waste recycling value chain. Turning trash into cash along the Kenya coast is creating local solutions to a global problem and generating incomes for impoverished communities"
Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Clean Up Report and Press Release 2015/16
And a new fun phone app, Clean Swell has just been launched, which helps you fill in all data from beach clean ups and share with international policy makers. This will be ideal for the next International Coastal Clean Up planned in a few months. Download the app and get involved Clean Swell App for Beach Clean Ups
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