ThePollutionProject | Reducing plastic pollution in the ocean.
Skye Harrison , Tahlia Wallace , Bronte Jean
Sustainable Cities & Communities
What is the problem you found?
How might we draw more attention to ocean pollution?
Customer / Problem
Our customers are students who engage in littering and patronising unsustainably packaged products. These students don't see the impact of their everyday habits. Most of them would not harm any sea creature directly but the fact that they don't see the harm caused the ocean reduces their motivation to change their habits.
What Is Your Solution?
The pollution project is an education program for high school students about reducing ocean pollution. The programs are designed to cover the impact of pollution in our oceans, on sea creatures such as sea lions, turtles, dolphins, sharks and many more. The program has an interactive element where students can interact with these creatures in a safe way but also learn more about the impact of their everyday choices on the specific sea creatures. Students can then become ambassadors of the program and spread the word through carefully designed posters and handouts that they can distribute in their schools. Students attending the program pay a token fee to see the creatures.