Plastic Waste – Renew Oceans Foundation Reportedly Folds

According to January 17, 2021 Reuters story the plastic industry supported Renew Oceans Foundation has folded – The story notes that “… The closure of Renew Oceans, which has not previously been reported, is a sign that an industry whose financial future is tied to the growth of plastic production is falling short of its targets to curb the resulting increase in waste …” – According to its internet homepage, Renew Oceans “… is a non-profit organization working to reduce ocean plastic pollution where it begins—in populous river-adjacent communities in the developing world …

Our scalable approach involves a deep engagement of local communities, which includes partnership with community leaders, collaboration with and fair incentives for individual waste pickers, and a localized plastic pollution infrastructure that encompasses land and water collection, diversion from ocean current flow, and conversion of low-value plastics to diesel fuel …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #RenewOceans