PROJECT STOP

INTRODUCTION

Project STOP is a frontline initiative creating comprehensive, economically sustainable waste management systems in areas of high plastic leakage into the ocean.

The world is struggling with how to solve ocean plastic in a sustainable and scalable way. The fact is meaningful change requires hard work. A key pathway to success involves intensive, locally appropriate, on the ground efforts city by city, region by region, backed by national agreements and international support. Cities are assisted with investment, technical skills transfer, and embedded implementation teams. This is the work that results in permanent, verifiable ocean plastic reduction.

This is the work of Project STOP:

1.

SCOPING

Project teams assess potential cities, looking for high levels of ocean plastic leakage and dedicated government support.

2.

PREPARATION & DESIGN

Baseline assessments, government agreements at all levels, and experts gathered from around the globe to design dependable, low cost, scalable waste system models built from the world’s best practices.

3.

IMPLEMENTATION

In partnership with government authorities and local stakeholders, the team prepares the community to operate its own economically sustainable waste system and does not leave until the job is done.

4.

SCALE UP

Applying learnings from previous cities, “system enabler” teams expand to new regions to leverage more change.

Project STOP also targets wider impact through government policy and industry practices and supports other organizations and communities working on this issue.

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NEW SOLUTIONS

STOP builds a low-cost, circular, replicable, zero-leakage waste system with:

  • Measurable impact: Because we work at the systems level, unlocking every bottleneck across the full waste system in a city, our efforts directly and permanently reduce ocean pollution.
  • Long-term frontline implementation: The STOP system enabler team is embedded with local government and provides implementation support and catalytic funding for multiple years
  • Deep transparency: We track 14 metrics across waste and the secondary impacts of poor waste management, and are working to set a standard for determining local ocean plastic flux levels.
  • Quality supply of clean waste feedstock and circular revenue streams: We derive as much value from the waste stream as possible, finding markets for ‘lower-value’ flexible plastics and processing organic waste for local business markets.
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FEATURED CITY

Muncar

Muncar

Cities
Launched in 2017 at the Our Ocean conference in Malta, the first Project STOP city partnership is in Muncar, a coastal fishing community in Banyuwangi, Indonesia. With minimal waste services in place, the majority of citizens are forced to dump…
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PARTNERS