Raising Awareness about Underwater Litter

Ocean Born Foundation Grant 2022

Every year in Spain, six billion beverage containers are either disposed of in the wrong trash can or littered in the environment with only 51% of beverage containers returned. The majority of plastic thrown away ends up in the deep seabed, from where it can never be recovered and will never disappear. We have partnered with Oceana to show the problem as well as how there is a cost-efficient solution. A deposit return scheme reduces litter and contributes to the EU’s climate objective to become net zero by 2050 by reducing the production of single-use plastic and conserving energy, as bottles that are returned to be reused are not crushed down.