How Karnataka coastal communities can solve marine debris issue
- Provide full marine literacy of coastal communities
- Operationalize the disposal system of fish gears
- Reverse the lack of national, regional and state policies on marine litter and marine literacy
- Speed up the implementation of Solid and Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 to prevent marine trash
- Set up a simple engineering system applied at rivers/backwaters outlet just before monsoon to catch a large amount of the trash thrown into the ocean by the rains
- Work through all clusters of the loop (information, knowledge, awareness, mindfulness and practice)
- Assess the local psycho-social-anthropological constrains for good practices to overcome them
- Create a platform for outreach of informal education sector
- Draw specific collaboration from all stakeholders, and catalyze additional action to implement the needful changes.
- Create a good practices chart for port authorities (civil and military), fishermen and fisherwomen at household and fish markets level
- Implement stewardship concern among coastal communities, namely for discarded fishnets and domestic waste
- Launch new Incentives schemes for fishnet dealers and byers (e.g. discount on the of purchase a new fish net, if returning x discarded ones), for fish market packaging, for fish breaks composting, etc.
Monthly follow-up and quarterly monitoring will be ensured by a volunteers team lead by Khushi Parisara.
- Foundation of state policies on marine litter and marine literacy by 2018
- Full implementation of Solid &Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 by 2018
- Engineering system at rivers/backwaters outlet to catch trash washed up by monsoon rains by 2018
- Disposal system of fish gears operationalized by 2019
- Full marine literacy of coastal communities by 2020
Voluntary Commitment registered #21596 (reference #118956)