Gathering more than 2000 participants and viewers online, the UNDP World Oceans Day 2021 event “A Conversation with the 2020 UNDP Ocean Innovators” highlighted a suite of inspirational ocean protection and restoration projects the UNDP is supporting through the Ocean Innovation Challenge. These innovations were selected through the OIC’s 2020 global call for proposals on SDG 14.1, reduce marine pollution, that received over 600 submissions from a wide range of public, private, and civil society stakeholders.
Three OIC projects seek to introduce national level Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes to close the loop on ocean plastics pollution by shifting the burden from consumers and municipalities to the plastics producing companies:
- Establishment of a PET recovery and buy-back center by the UNDP Country Office in Comoros;
- Promoting laws to protect our oceans in Costa Rica by Fundación OneSea;
- Developing an EPR scheme for plastic and packaging waste in the Maldives by adelphi GmbH.
Read about the other projects in the full article here: https://oceaninnovationsandactions.exposure.co/celebrating-innovation-an...