Working Together to Raise Awareness on Plastic Pollution

To promote positive behavioral change among Filipinos on plastic use, SM Supermalls has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PRRCFI) to launch of the “AweSMseas” initiative, an information, education, and communication campaign that raises awareness of plastic pollution, its negative effects on the environment and how people can help by being responsible and mindful with their daily choices. Read More

Tackling Ocean Plastic Pollution in Indonesia

Every year an estimated eight million metric tons of plastic waste pour into the world’s ocean—the equivalent of a garbage truck dumping a load of plastic into the ocean every minute.[1]This global crisis is exacerbated by ineffective waste management systems of rapidly urbanizing coastal cities in developing countries. Read More

USAID Dominican Republic Celebrates World Oceans Day 2020

By: David Maher Today we celebrate World Oceans Day.  Every June 8th the world raises global awareness of the benefits humankind derives from the ocean.  USAID in the Dominican Republic is actively working to protect the marine environment around Hispaniola in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti with the goal… Read More

Honoring Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against Ocean Plastic Pollution

This World Oceans Day, we want to recognize some of the unsung heroes in the global fight against ocean plastics pollution: independent waste collectors or “waste pickers”. Each year, eight million metric tons of plastic pour into the world’s oceans caused largely by ineffective solid waste management systems of rapidly… Read More