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The island of Paros in Greece relies on tourism yet sees a 5,000% increase in plastic waste during high season.
In 2020, Common Seas partnered with Paros to design, test and scale solutions that address the root causes of the plastic problem.
The success of this project has shown how Greece could become a leader in the fulfilment of EU targets on plastic reduction and a pioneer in tackling the plastic crisis.
Our on-the-ground team built innovative partnerships with local government, business and the community. Together, they designed and tested the following solutions to the plastic problem.
For a more in depth look at any of these solutions, download our Impact Report.
We used what we’d learned on Paros to develop larger-scale solutions that could tackle plastic pollution around the world.
"We all share a love for the environment and experience nature’s wonder. We welcome this important initiative that will invest in incubating and accelerating viable enterprises developed on the island, preserving the beauty of Paros for generations to come." Mr. Athanasios Katris
Chief Executive Officer of WATT
The success of this pilot project in Paros was built on partnership and collaboration. We are grateful to Paros Municipality, the Cyclades Preservation Fund, WATT, WWF Greece and the many local businesses, groups and individuals who supported our work.
We partner with governments to help them measure and quickly reduce their countries’ plastic pollution.
Measuring and reporting on plastics emissions is critical to solving the plastic crisis.
We worked with local mothers and seamstresses to clean up rivers in Indonesia by designing an affordable and functional reusable diaper. After a pilot that proves viability, we’re seeking impact investment to scale this project country-wide.