Ocean Recovery Alliance

Partner Organizations

Ocean Recovery Alliance is pleased to be working with a number of like-minded groups around the world.  These include NGOs, companies, local governments, universities/schools, associations and sports groups to name a few.  It is important to have collaboration and parallel efforts to bring a program to a respective community, and then to scale its story to other communities from there, either in the same state/country, or another country all together.   We all have similar problems, but the solutions and programs can be modified to work in local circumstances and with relevant stakeholder groups.  

Some of the projects we have worked on with other organizations include:

  • UNEP study on scoring 580 global commitments made on plastic pollution from 2014-2018, from the private, public and civil society sectors.

  • Water Caretakers of Tomorrow curriculum for 6-8th grade students, on water systems from the mountains to the ocean, funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, now available in Chinese as well.  This also included a 6-month educational exhibit at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.  

  • World Bank study on 3 cities in Colombia for a waste analysis in each:  Bogota, Baranquilla and Nieva.

  • Global Alert platform and app allows people around the world to report trash hotspots in their waterways and coastlines.  This was launched at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), and was partly funded by the World Bank's Global Partnership for Oceans.  It is currently in English and Spanish.  It is one of the most powerful tools today for community and government stakeholders in any watershed or coastal area to better manage and prevent plastic pollution from entering their waters.  Website and launch in Times Square, NY.  

  • Plastic Disclosure Project – waste footprinting, conducted by UC Berkeley, SF Int’l Airport, HK Univ of Science and Technology, Chinese Univ, Lush Cosmetics and others (Clinton Global Initiative project). See Website Here.

  • Helped Watsons Water to convert from 0% recycled content, to 100% recycled content for their water bottles (the first big company in Asia to do so), saving over 75,000,000 bottles per year from being made from virgin plastic.

  • Waste analysis for two buildings in Central, Hong Kong, for Hong Kong Land

  • Official Recycling partner for the Hong Kong Rugby 7s in 2014.  Achieved a 90% recovery rate for plastic at the HSBC event site. 

  • Created the Grate Art project – Art for Awareness to remind people not to dump in the drains in Hong Kong, as they lead to the sea.  Approval from four Gov’t departments (Highways, Lands, Drainage/Sewage and the EPD).  http://bit.ly/GrateArtInstall and web info.

  • Created the world’s first bring-back program to recycle coffee lids – Pacific Coffee in Hong Kong.

  • Helped to introduce waste management and plastic pollution to the APEC agenda for discussion/introduction of the topic when the Philippines hosted APEC

  • Advisor to the IUCN (Int’l Union for the Conservation of Nature) on their plastic program

  • Advisor to the Ellen McCarthur Foundation’s Project Mainstream on plastic packaging

  • Advisor to the Economist World Ocean Summit, and previously with the XPrize on plastic innovation

  • Ran four years of Ocean Film Festivals in Hong Kong (and the only ones in Asia)

  • Four years of Kids Ocean Day Hong Kong with 12-15 local and international primary schools each year, reaching over 4,000 children with school assembly talks and the Kids Ocean Day HK beach event with our famous aerial art image created by the children. 

We have worked with many other companies, sponsors and volunteers over the past ten years, and appreciate all of their help and support for our work.  

Some of the existing collaborating partners include:

               

Gili EcoTrust, Plastx, Lombok Ocean Care, Island Impact, CRDC, Seaweed Energy Solutions, Fukutomi, NLP, and many more.  

We have worked with all types of companies, groups and institutions in the past years, in a variety of countries and programs, with some of the organizations listed below.  Our list of supporters for our Plasticity Forums are included below as well. 

United Nations Environment (UNEP), World Bank (Global Partnership for Oceans), Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, UBS, Goldman Sachs, SalesForce, 11th Hour Racing, O’Melveny & Myers, Avery Dennison, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, World Plastics Council, American Chemistry Council, SPREP, Deutsche Bank, Pacific Basin, Mandarin Hotel Group, Peninsula Hotel Group, ORCA, Phuket Hotel Association, Rosewood Hotel (Phnom Penh), Treeline Resorts, Thailand Tourist Association, Marina Bay Sands, Kuehn Nagel, Undivided Foods, Lush Cosmetics (HK), Starboard Sports, ADM Capital Foundation, David Trubridge, Oak Foundation, Austin Family Foundation, Conservation Media Group, Chellaram Foundation, Gili EcoTrust, Bambu Stage, State Street, Royal Geographic Society, Volcom (HK), Hogan Lovells, Koc Foundation, Schroders, French Int'l School, Hong Kong Int'l School, L'Oreal, Adidas, Citibank, Malibu Foundation, Kitesurfing for the Ocean, Local Motion, Walgreen Boots Alliance, Wallem Group.

Plasticity Forum Sponsors/Supporters/Participants:

3M Company, 4DNext, Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure, Accenture, Advanced Recycling, AmBiGroup, American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, Amore Pacific, Andaz Shanghai, Aquafil Group, As You Sow, ASTRON, ASU Sustainability Solutions Service, Auria, Australian Capital Territory NO Waste, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, Avery Dennison, BASF, BioCellection, BioSerie, Blockchain, British Plastics Federation, Brunel University London, Business Ecology, ByFusion, C2 Hybrid Gloves, CalRecycle, CamelBak, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, Chemours, City of Hobart, City of London, City of Long Beach, Cleanaway, Cleanwater Group, CMA Finance Solutions, Coca-Cola Beverages (Shanghai), Coca-Cola Amatil, Coca-Cola Co, Coca-Cola South Pacific, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Holland Innovation Network, Consultek Consulting Group, Covestro, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, CSIRO, Dart Container Corp, Dell, Dow Chemical, Dresden, DTU Mekanik, Dunia Designs, Dupont, Eastman Chemical, Eco & More, EcoCanton, EcoLayers Inc, EcoMax Textile Co, Edwards Lifesciences, EkumuroH2O, EMG, Envision Plastics, Envorinex, Eunomia, European Baler Rentals, European Union, ExxonMobil Chemical, Fiji Airways, Fiji Bitter, Fiji Water, Fixed Hub, Ford Motors, Futurekind, Food Industry Asia, Fukutomi, Good Environmental Choice Australia, Grand Pacific Hotel Suva, Green Initiatives, H&M, HASCO America, HDX Mix, HNC, Hopkins Nanjing Center, HP, Hubbub, IDEO, Ingenieurbro Verheij, Innovation Centre Denmark, Inovyn, Institute for Sustainable Futures, Integrated Green Energy, Interface, Inteva Products, Jane Goodall Institute, Jiangsu Environmental Resources Exchange, JOCO, Johnson & Johnson, Just Egg, Just Global, Kanazawa University, Lane Crawford, Laparella, LatcoAmerica, LBS, Leeds, Licella, Los Alamos National Laboratory, LyondellBasell, Mafiabags, Malibu Foundation, Mango Materials, Material Solutions, MBA Polymers, McDonough Innovation, Mercer University, Merged Vertices, MIDA, MPMA,  Metamorphosis, MGT Engineering, Michigan State University, MIDWASTE, Mind Square Australia, More Recycling Associates, Morgan Stanley, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Natural Step, Nature Works, NDS Inc,  Nev House, Nextek Ltd, North China University of Technology, Norwec, Oldcastle, NSW EPA, Origin Furniture, PAC.NZ, PCA Materials, Penn State Behrend, Petronas, PIC Plastic Industrial Company, Piper Alderman, PlastX, Plastic Collective, Plastic Forests,Polymaterials, PRIF, Protective Packaging Systems, Putao Technology, Randwick City Council, Red Group, Repeat Plastics – REPLAS, Republic of Everyone, Sabic, Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, Scion, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Sekisui SPI, Shanghai Connector Marketing & PR, Sineo International Trading Co, SMaRT Centre, Society of Plastics Engineers, South Pacific Tourism Organisation, SowAsia, SPREP, Starboard, Stifel, Strathfield Council, Successful Design, Suez, Sustainability Victoria, Swissnex China, Techmer PM, The Plastics Circle, The Circular Experiment, The Plastics Circle, The Squirrelz, TIC Group, Toyota Research Institute, Traditional Green, Trucost, Tupperware Brands, U.S. Green Solutions, UBS Investment Bank, University of California Berkeley, University of Houston, University of Newcastle, University of Technology Sydney, Vanden Global, Veolia, Vinyl Council of Australia, Vision Textile/Waste2Wear, Watsons Water, Winds Group, World View Impact, World Wildlife Foundation, Yates, YTL Group, Zoological Society.

You can help us expand our work, and be part of the movement for the ocean by donating on Simply Giving's site, or via our Paypal or Donations Page.

 

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