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Artists Project Earth (APE UK)
by APE UK (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
Artists Project Earth (APE) raises funds from releasing rock music albums to support environmental projects. We particularly focus in helping stem the tide of plastics pollution of the oceans. Plastics and plastic packaging have become dominant in the consumer marketplace throughout the world. Over the last 50 years, global plastics production has increased twentyfold to over 300 million tonnes. Meanwhile, plastics pollution has become a threat to ocean life on a par with climate change and this issue needs to be addressed without delay. Everything must be done to persuade and support high-leakage countries to enact policies resulting in better waste management and waste reduction actions.

APE is committed to supporting international and national policy initiatives concerned with plastics pollution. The United Nations is called upon to enforce relevant conventions such as UNCLOS. As a matter of great urgency, developed countries need to draw up and enact efficient waste management solutions, whilst helping developing countries to do the same. Urgent incentives are needed for waste plastics to become the basis of a new, cost effective materials economy. In addition, we call for measures to eliminate single-use plastics in order to further decrease the amount of mismanaged plastic waste.

APE is also committed to support community-led fisheries projects in climate vulnerable countries.

APE makes three commitments:

1. We will release an album titled Plastic Oceans by end 2017 which features artists such as Ed Sheeran, Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Coldplay and many more, whose purpose is to raise awareness and funds for projects aiming to counter plastics pollution of the oceans.
2. At the New York conference we will release a report called Plastics Oceans an agenda for action written by Prof. Ed Kosior and funded by APE which sets out policy and technology solutions to this existential problem.
3. Meanwhile we also commit ourselves to paying out $ 10,000 by end 2017 to projects:
a) countering plastics pollution and
b) community-led fisheries projects in climate vulnerable countries.
Progress reports
Dec 2017
Release an album titled Plastic Oceans by end 2017 which features artists such as Ed Sheeran, Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Coldplay and many more, whose purpose is to raise awareness and funds for projects aiming to counter plastics pollution of the oceans.
Dec 2017
Meanwhile we also commit ourselves to paying out $ 10,000 by end 2017 to projects: a) countering plastics pollution and b) community-led fisheries projects in climate vulnerable countries.
June 2017
Launch Plastics Oceans an agenda for action written by Prof. Ed Kosior and funded by APE which sets out policy and technology solutions to this existential problem
Financing (in USD)
10,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Producers, sound engineers, musicians, singers, songwriters
Staff / Technical expertise
Prof. Ed Kosior, Business Expertise: Polymer Engineering and Recycling, Innovation and Business development
Basic information
Time-frame: Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Partners
Kenny Young (Trustee), Herbie Girardet (Trustee), May East (Trustee)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Kenny Young, Mr, kenny@apeuk.org, +44 7817 611687
Upper Brailes, United Kingdom
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