Waste Free Oceans Foundation
Waste Free Oceans (WFO) is a ground breaking public-private Foundation aimed at mobilizing and uniting the fisheries sector, public authorities and the international plastics industry in combating the growing issue of floating litter on the coastlines, at the rivers and in the seas. Various projects were launched during 2011 with participation and full support of EU Commissioner Mrs. Maria Damanaki (Maritime Affairs & Fisheries) and MEP Mrs. Anna Rosbach. Today, we are proud to have MEP Mr. Alain Cadec, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries, as Champion of the foundation.
What started as a pilot project in Europe to encourage fishermen and the plastics industry to work together on marine litter has now resulted in worldwide actions and the joining of forces in cleanup operations on marine litter. WFO’s aim is to raise awareness on the issue of marine litter, to work on educational campaigns and to continue WFO’s pan-European and international projects of reducing and reusing the plastics waste from our oceans and seas – closing the loops for a sustainable future.
MEP Alain Cadec, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries, Champion of the WFO Foundation since November 2014: