Plastic Oceans International Launches BlueCommunities Initiative

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MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic Oceans International announces the launch of BlueCommunities, a global initiative that establishes collaborative partnerships with local communities and organizations, supporting projects that can inspire change worldwide.

With startup funding provided by Howden Group Holdings, this new initiative launches in six communities: Alappuzah, India; Campeche, Mexico; Chiloe Island, Chile; Detroit, USA; Easter Island (part of Chile); and Durban, South Africa - with Santa Marta, Colombia, and Douala, Cameroon, coming on board around February 1.

“We believe that localized efforts and relationships are the building blocks for creating socioeconomic and environmental change that benefits the entire planet,“ said Julie Andersen, CEO of Plastic Oceans International. “Working locally has always been at the core of what we do, but this provides a more focused and effective way of doing so, allowing for a broader impact of the work being done.“

A BlueCommunity is a shared geographic region of any kind or size (village, town, city, ...

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