As the world faces a 'garbage emergency’, a large-scale ocean cleanup in Indonesia is removing plastic from our oceans.

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Australian-influenced drinks brand Low Pros Not Soda is teaming up with Seven Clean Cheese to clean up the oceans and the world waits for a United Nations agreement on plastics.

June 9 2023 | Australian-influenced drinks brand Lo Bros Not Soda is teaming up with Seven Clean Seas to put oceans first to stem the rising tide of plastic pollution. Soda is committed to stopping the estimated tripling of plastic floating in our oceans over the next decade with a large-scale ocean cleanup in Indonesia. The UN Convention on Plastics which is currently being negotiated in Paris.

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Why is this important? Plastic pollution is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. Humanity is faced with the need for urgent action for marine conservation. Australia is responsible for transitioning to a circular economy while contributing to the cleanup effort, and Nat Soda is leading the way.

Some of the largest soft drink companies in the world have been revealed Worst polluters around the world. Additionally, Australia is one of the largest producers of plastics in the world. Just last month, UN Convention UNEP President Inger Andersen said Plastic waste, „We cannot recycle our way out of this mess,” and that „elimination, reduction, a full life cycle approach, transparency and fair change will only bring success.”

This week, the Knot Soda and Seven Clean Cheese teams are in a fishing village in Indonesia, one of Australia’s closest neighbours. Bubble water. The village has one of the highest levels of environmental plastic waste spillage globally, and cleanup efforts by local organizations and their partners are critical. Along with Australia and the Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia is home to some of the most biodiverse marine environments in the world.

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said TD Low, founder of Low Brothers. “As World Oceans Day approaches, we reflect on the continuing issue of plastic pollution and the burden it places on underserved countries. Seven Clean Cheese, in partnership with Knot Soda, has made significant progress in tackling this challenge by recovering significant amounts of plastic waste from waterways. As we celebrate this achievement, we must recognize the importance of collective action. We are facing a global garbage emergency and the time to act is now.

Seven Clean Cheese co-founder Tom Peacock-Nasill said: „Once plastic enters the ocean environment, it becomes a global issue, and if we want to focus on avoiding this ocean disaster, we need to come together internationally and locally. The oceans are amazing, but they’re filled with plastic! Luckily our guys at Low Brothers share our love for the ocean, and Seven Clean has partnered with Cheese and Not Soda to do something about it!

Lo Bros Not Soda and Seven Clean Seas have teamed up in an effort to tackle the problem, focusing their efforts on the islands of Batam and Bintan in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago. These areas are severely affected by plastic waste, and the lack of adequate waste management infrastructure is exacerbating the problem. In communities of houses (kampongs) built over the sea, residents have nowhere to dispose of their plastic waste, so it often goes directly into the marine environment through a hole in their floorboards.

New video footage of fishing village Bubble water Shows the Seven Clean Seas team on the beach in Bintan, where tons of plastic waste rolls ashore and piles up daily. Islanders living in the village of Kawal, Bintan, pull plastic out of the ocean daily after experiencing a large amount of plastic waste washing up and polluting their beaches. Garbage is piling up all over Indonesia’s coastline, and the situation is getting worse. This is an issue that needs global attention.

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To mark World Oceans Day, Not Soda, along with Seven Clean Seas, is landing in Bintan to participate in ocean cleanup activities and make a difference in some of Indonesia’s most affected areas. Unexpectedly plastic. Recovered marine plastic is then sent for sorting, sorting and sorting to the Seven Clean Seas Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where it is recycled and regenerated in the circular economy or sent to secondary processing where necessary.

Ahead of its pledge to eliminate 5 million bottles by 2025, Soda’s ocean cleanup efforts have already removed the weight of one million plastic bottles (17,000 kg) from these vulnerable marine ecosystems. 60 local families receive a living wage and fair working conditions, contributing to the local economy.

Australian businesses have the opportunity to support and fund these important clean-up efforts.

Low Pros Not Soda encourages Australian brands to join the fight against plastic pollution in our oceans.

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