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What are the objectives of Tangaroa Blue Foundation

Tangaroa Blue Foundation aims to protect and preserve the marine and coastal environment by reducing marine debris.

This is achieved through the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) which is coordinated by our organisation. The objectives of AMDI are:

• Removing marine debris from the marine environment
• Ongoing monitoring programs
• Collecting scientific data on the type of debris found
• Tracking the debris back to the source wherever possible
• Working with stakeholders to find strategies (Source Reduction Plans) to prevent marine debris occurring in the first place
• Working with partners to divert marine debris, in particular plastics, from landfill
• Providing education resources and presentations on the marine debris issue to increase understanding and awareness.