STOP Ocean Plastics

Science & Technology against Ocean Plastics is not for profit organisation which has been established to tackle the huge and growing problem of plastic proliferation in the marine environment


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STOP (Science & Technology against Ocean Plastics) is not for profit organisation which has been established to tackle the huge and growing problem of plastic proliferation in the marine environment. The almost unbelievable reality is that we now have more plastic than plankton in huge areas of our oceans. We are making and discarding so much of these man-made materials that large amounts are ending up in the place that is downstream of everything, our seas, where currents bring it together in slow moving vortexes of water called gyres. Here it disintegrates into smaller and smaller pieces, attracts toxins that are otherwise widely dispersed in seawater, and enters our foodchain through ingestion by plankton and fish.

STOP recognises that plastics have many very desirable qualities and have revolutionised our lives over the past 50- 60 years. We appreciate that changing manufacturing processes and consumer behaviour, improving recycling technology and facilities, and developing new sustainable materials will all take considerable time. STOP's mission is to work with industry, governments, and consumers in order to accelerate this transition. In order to achieve this we are developing a global community platform (www.stopoceanplastics.org) for consumers to learn about what is a very complex subject; and for scientists, industry, governments and other stakeholders to publicly debate the issues. We are also launching a global conference and expo series that will focus on engaging with industry and government stakeholders, and fostering innovation and practical solutions to the problem (live.stopoceanplastics.org).