Sea2see Foundation, the Non-Profit organisation behind the pioneering ‘seastainable’ eyewear brand Sea2see has broadened its waste collection and clean-up activities in Ghana in 2022 in a bid to step up its direct action and impact in the region, to protect the marine environment and eliminate marine waste. The Foundation is operating in Ghana where marine plastic pollution still needs to be radically reduced. The initial clean-up program by the Sea2see Foundation has concentrated on waste management and the removal of marine waste from beaches, lakes and rivers and involves local men and women who receive a new source of income for the work.
The Foundation has established 20 sites for waste collection, with optimised logistics, putting in place 20 reps who are employed to manage and run the Sea2see project across the country.
An initiative via the local radio advises locals where they can leave waste and old fishing nets, and arranges for them to bring their bags to be sold - a Sea2see agent will control and weigh the waste and pay them. The only “seastainable” eyewear label in the optical industry to run its own non-profit organization side by side its eyewear brand, the Foundation has implemented a program to collect the waste plastic from the marine environment (sea, beaches, rivers and coastal environments) recycling it into raw UPSEA™ PLAST pellets – giving it a second life.