OF THE SOLUTION!
Whether straws, coffee cups or packaging - plastic waste is harmful to the environment, especially when it reaches the oceans. We, the Pacific Garbage Screening (PGS) team, have made it our mission to rid rivers and oceans of plastic pollution, driven by the desire to make the world a better place. PGS was initiated by architect Marcella Hansch, who saw more plastic waste than fish in front of her diving goggles during a diving holiday. She knew immediately: "We have to change something!” In her final thesis she dealt intensively with the topic and founded Pacific Garbage Screening.
To solve the problem of marine waste and create healthy oceans, we have a holistic approach. We are supported by a wide range of partners because it is a collective problem that requires collective solutions. In order to prevent more plastic from polluting the seas, we are already taking a step ahead, namely where most of the waste is transported into the sea: along rivers. Our platform is supposed to intercept the plastic early on its way into the open sea. At the same time, we want to use our reach to sensitize society to important environmental issues, such as waste of resources and climate change, which is already largely visible and noticeable. Many of these problems are interlinked and education is essential to solving them. We want to motivate people to use our resources responsibly and consciously and show how sustainable action can be successful and implemented in everyday life.
Our dedicated team consists of scientists, engineers, architects and above all ocean lovers. Each of us has his own tasks, his own strengths - and his own history. PGS is divided into the areas of environmental education, research & development and PR & marketing. Every one of us is working on the project with passion, because "it's not our fault that the world is the way it is. It would only be our fault if it stayed that way." That's why we want to change something together.
THE CURRENT SITUATION
The oceans and seas are the basis of all life on earth, but humans are increasingly destroying it.
More than ten percent of plastic ends up in the oceans worldwide.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Behind this version is a sophisticated technology. Our research & development team is divided into two areas: The development of the platform and the recycling of the skimmed plastic waste.
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