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Oceans Plastic Pollution - Save Marine Life and Human Health
by Social Development International (SODEIT) (Civil society organization)
We are turning our beautiful Oceans into a plastic soup. About 8 million tons of plastic enters the oceans every year, and at this rate, we face a future with more plastic in the Ocean than fish by 2050. Our plastic addiction and waste mismanagement are condemning countless marine birds and animals to death by entanglement or poisoning, and even leading to chemical contamination of the fish we eat.

I. General objective
 Strengthen the community organization for the monitoring and implementation of the wastage management, leaving installed capacities in the community that allow them to adequately and sustainably implement the plan, specifically in the component of solid waste management...
II. Specific objectives
 Train and facilitate the formalization of waste pickers identified in the community.
 Provide a temporary storage warehouse for usable waste from the community.
 Train the community in environmental issues aiming at achieving the cultural change required for a clean and recycling Earth.

Through this Project, technical and methodological knowledge in the management of solid waste is provided, seeking to leave installed capacity in the community, directly in the persons that the community council indicates appropriate to lead the sustainable implementation of the management plan integral of solid waste formulated, disclosed and tested in the development of the previous project. For the execution, three phases are established which would be developed in parallel:
These phases will also be complemented with the communications strategy in which activities are carried out that generate impacts on cultural and environmental changes, mostly through the presence and educational campaigns with environmental sense in networks, events and or pedagogical outings
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
December 2019
 Form, train and guide a committee to monitor and review the activities during the course of the project.
December 2020
 Achieve the minimum endowment of the temporary storage warehouse for usable waste, according to the characteristics and possibilities of the place taking into account the environmental and safety guidelines that apply in the second quarter of the project.
June 2020
 Facilitate the formalization of waste collectors from the community to lead the technical management of the temporary storage warehouse for usable waste from the community in the first quarter of the project.
June 2021
Develop the environmental education strategy in specific groups and community in general with the leadership of the Project monitoring and review committee and the environmental managers.
Financing (in USD)
150,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2019 - June 2030
PAID-WA (NGO), Schools and Universities (Private and Government ) GlobalGiving (NGO) UN Environment (UN Entity) UN Ocean Action (UN Entity) Thrash Island (NGO) HIBMAT (Academic Institution) Local Councils in Coastal and Beach Communities (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
  • South Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Coastal and Beach Communities
Contact information
Suliaman Turay, CEO and Founder, sodeit@sodeit.org, +237 243 133 761 or 674 505 791or 699 576 066
Buea, Bundoma, SouthWest, Cameroon
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