Create a wave of change – say NO to single use plastic by refusing, reducing, reusing and recycling.
Plastic Oceans Australasia’s mission is to change the world’s attitude towards plastic within a generation. POA programs are core to this mission.
Through these programs, people can take up our fun, ambitious and engaging process to make a huge impact on their community and environment. We are addressing the root cause of single use plastic consumption through our comprehensive approach which is to deliver an easy to use pathway for systematic positive behavioural change.
Plastic Oceans Australasia (POA) is unique in our region and our purpose is to provide information, education, conduct research on the natural environment, and to conserve and protect the natural environment by, without limitation:
a) raising awareness of the problems of plastic waste in the environment.
b) identifying and supporting solutions to reduce the level and impact of plastic pollution; and
c) providing educational resources in relation to the conversation, improvement and protection of the environment from plastic waste in particular within businesses and educational institutions.
POA works closely with Plastic Oceans UK (POUK), who founded the Global Foundation in response to the worldwide plastic crisis.
POA launched at Parliament House in Canberra, August 2017. The launch included a screening of the nine-time award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean. POUK founder and producer of A Plastic Ocean Jo Ruxton, Board members, our partners and key members of parliament attended. Currently there is a huge amount of misinformed data being disseminated on how to dispose of waste. The film, A Plastic Ocean continues to raise awareness of these issues and has enabled depth of delivery to target groups as a positive way forward.
POA’s pillars of focus are scientific research, sustainable business and education.
Their work is focused in Australia with further expansion happening in 2020
Campaigns Plastic Oceans Australasia have running are:
For further information please visit www.plasticoceans.org.au