Plastic Pollution

Bahamas Plastic Movement

- Bahamas
  • Main problem:
    Plastic Pollution
  • Subproblem:
  • Consequence:
    Environmental pollution
  • Solution:
    Remove all single use plastics

We envision a Bahamas where an engaged public has created a nation free of plastic debris.

How we work:
1. RESEARCH | Understanding the detrimental role plastic pollution plays in our marine and terrestrial ecosystems are extremely important in the alleviation of the problem. By conducting scientific research we are able to quantify the extent of the issue within The Bahamas and create solutions that fit our model. Our  Plastic Beach Project seeks to quantify a baseline dataset for plastic pollution within The Bahamas that would allow us to find solutions that fit our model.
2. EDUCATION | By building a community of education and stewardship around plastic pollution issues, we aim to provide accessible science opportunities for the next generation of environmental leaders.
3. CITIZEN SCIENCE | We connect people to the issue of plastic pollution through direct involvement in our scientific research projects. This hands on approach allows individuals to get a firsthand account of plastic pollution and inspires the next generation of  environmental stewards.
4. POLICY CHANGE | We encourage individuals, businesses and organizations alike to take ownership over their plastic waste and find opportunities to refuse, rethink, reduce, reuse, and recycle all plastics. We encourage lawmakers to implement policies that would institute proper recycling programs and provide product replacement opportunities for single-use plastic products within the country.

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