Ocean Recovery Alliance

Waste to Worth

Use the infographic below to inspire your community and leadership to value waste as a resource, not as litter to be hauled away and disposed of.  Almost all waste streams hold value, and most have more value when they are separated and "pure" without other types of material mixed together.  Sorting waste remains a key challenge. Most waste is not separated at source, and it is difficult to scale sorting techniques, depending on which country and infrastructure (manual and/or technical) is available.   If we are able to think of waste as the resource that it is, we can start capturing many positive benefits for our communities. Cleaner environments, better water, improved tourism, job creation, new resource streams, energy savings from recycling, energy output from refuse derived fuel, and many more provide tangible improvements for numerous sectors of society.   Please use this information to tell your “waste” story to the stakeholders in your community on how to better value and manage their waste streams.  Please contact us if you would like more information, or help in working with your community leaders on this topic.  info@oceanrecov.org 

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