Top 5 "ECO SUPER HEROES" voted by Shoparisma

It's time to take our hats off and shine the spotlight on these Eco-Super Heroes... they are out there doing FANTASTIC DEEDS to make a difference to our beautiful Blue Planet!

STAY TUNED to this GOOD VIBES Ocean News BLOG where Shoparisma shines the spotlight on the proactive awesomeness of our fellow human!
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#1. Plastic Oceans International - SOCIAL IMPACT THROUGH FILM

A Plastic Ocean’s message raises the awareness of plastic pollution and the existing solutions. We continue to bring this message around the world to national legislatures, city councils, schools, universities and environmental organizations. It is creating policy and social change around the world.



#2. World Waste Platform

We are building a central database of mismanaged waste and litter in the world. Currently, this gathers information from eight different waste apps, including our own World Cleanup Day app. The aim is to make the waste problem visible to the world – showing just how much waste is where it shouldn’t be. We are working to collect enough data to predict where there might be waste, even before it has been mapped. The data could also help answer questions such as where litter is coming from, and who is responsible for it (companies, local governments, etc.) – to help inform strategists and policymakers. 
With this visually-presented information, we can move towards improving the situation – using it to demand better waste policies from our governments. Plus, it will help fight the ‘trash blindness’ which has become a global phenomenon.
Explore the World Waste Platform


#3. The World's First Ocean Cleanup System launched from San Francisco.


The Ocean Cleanup Soon to Begin Removing Plastic Pollution from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch 

San Francisco (USA) and Rotterdam (the Netherlands), September 8, 2018 – The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, today launched the world’s first ocean cleanup system from the San Francisco Bay. The cleanup system (“System 001”) is heading to a location 240 nautical miles offshore for a two-week trial before continuing its journey toward the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, 1,200 nautical miles offshore, to start the cleanup. System 001 is being towed from the San Francisco Bay by the vessel Maersk Launcher, which has been made available to the project by A.P. Moller-Maersk and DeepGreen, its current charter holder. 




An out of the box idea to match-make coral and deliver new coral ‘babies’ using robotics onto the reef has won the Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s Out of the Blue Box Reef Innovation Challenge, securing $300,000 AUD (approx. $225,000 USD) to bring the idea to life.

The proposal to restore coral reefs on a grand scale is the brainchild of Southern Cross University’s Professor Peter Harrison and Queensland University of Technology’s Professor Matthew Dunbabin whose innovative concept was declared the winner from a short list of five finalists.

 A new generation of robot will then play ‘stork’, delivering the tiny baby coral larvae out onto reefs. The Tiffany & Co. Foundation’s support for the Challenge was made possible through a grant to The University of Queensland in America Inc.

LarvalBot - an adaptation of RangerBot by QUT Prof. Matt Dunbabin




#5 Sea Shepherd's Operation: CLEAN WAVES


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