Marine restoration numbers so far
CO2 Carbon Capture
On land biodiversity
Why remove plastics from the ocean
Ocean plastics harm marine life and ecosystems. Yet, every day plastic enters our oceans in large amounts. Studies suggest that there are between 15–51 trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans.
The North Andaman Islands have limited resources and don’t have basic infrastructure for undertaking waste management activities. This project will contribute to proper waste management and improve the communities’ quality of life.
Why support Green Worms’ marine preservation efforts
Green Worms was launched in 2014 in Kerala, India, with the goal of enabling a circular economy to reduce plastic pollution. Their work is based on three pillars: Minimize waste generation, Divert the waste from landfills and oceans and Reduce poverty by providing dignified jobs.
They have since removed 3,000 tons of waste from the environment and created more than 500 dignified jobs for women.
Green Worms team not only collect plastic waste, they also sort and recycle it whenever possible.
Communities, especially women, are involved to raise awareness, educate and encourage collective action.
Why removing plastic from the ocean matters
According to UNESCO, ingesting ocean plastic kills over 100,000 marine mammals and more than a million seabirds every year. This is clearly bad news for marine preservation. And by extension, the regeneration of our planet. By removing more plastic waste from the ocean, we can:
- Restore the health of marine life in various locations
- Properly collect, reuse and recycle plastic waste
- Create more awareness on the risks and dangers that can come with the ingestion of microplastics
- Enable local communities to protect the aquatic environment around them.
- Pave the way for a healthier ecosystem by reducing our dependence on plastics
- Contribute to the regeneration of our planet in the long term.
Founder and CEO
Jabir founded Green Worms in 2014 to tackle the waste crisis in the Ponoor village. He’s an expert in waste management operations & Public-Private Partnerships.
Head of partnerships
Akshay leads partnerships at Green Worms and is experienced with strategic partnerships, business development and open innovations.
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