Marine Litter Monitoring in the Caribbean Netherlands


Marine Litter

A Global Problem

The oceans of the world are being filled with man-made trash. Studies show that approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the oceans every year.

This is proving to have a negative impact on our economies, fisheries, marine life, nature & ecosystems.

Small islands such as Bonaire are particularly at risk as so much of our livelihoods depend upon healthy oceans & clean coasts.

Boka Onima Bonaire - Photo by Amy Weir


Cleaner coasts here & everywhere

Bonaire is rightfully famous for her spectacular underwater world & beautiful beaches. 

The marine litter "hot-spots" are not representative of the natural beauty that Bonaire has to offer.

We are working hard to keep it that way.

Unfortunately, marine litter washes ashore from the plastic soup of the ocean or is left behind in some areas.

By conducting regular clean up surveys, we can keep beaches clean & collect data to work towards solutions.

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Ellen MacArthur

"In a business-as-usual scenario, the ocean is expected to contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish [by weight].”


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