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Prevention of Marine Litter in the Caribbean Sea (PROMAR)

Promoting Circular Economy Solutions in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Colombia

As many as 200,000 pieces of plastic have been detected per square kilometer on the coastline of the north-eastern Caribbean. The majority of the plastic waste originates from Caribbean countries and northern waters. Therefore, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is choosing to fund the “PROMAR” project. 

PROMAR is contributing to the reduction of waste streams, namely plastic packaging and single-use plastics, into the Caribbean Sea while promoting circular economy solutions in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica & Colombia.

One aspect of PROMAR's project activities is to raise awareness about the importance of preventing marine litter and to educate about how to do so. The video below was created as part of the project and briefly explains what marine litter is, its causes and possible measures to prevent it. 

The PROMAR project partner, Parley for the Oceans, is a space where creators, thinkers and leaders come together to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans, and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction. The video below was created by Parley to give an impression of the beautiful "spaceship earth" that we are trying to protect and explains why we need a healthy marine ecosystem to sustain the planet as we know it.