Model to Monitor Marine Litter Transboundary Movement Agenda

The transboundary nature of plastic pollution constitute yet another challenge for the protection of marine environment from land-based activities. Study found that up to 95% of plastic in our ocean is transported by ten major rivers, eight of which are in Asia. Fast growing cities with underdeveloped waste management systems in South East Asia are responsible for as much as 60% of plastic waste leakage into the environment, with 75% of land- based sources of marine plastic pollution coming from uncollected waste and 25% comes from leakages in the municipal waste management systems. RC3S is seeking to address this challenge by encouraging the combine use of smart technology (remote sensing) and crowdsourced data collection from ground to monitor and visualize plastic waste leakages into coastal and marine areas, as well as to identify hotspots in the view to improve waste management.


Denpasar, Indonesia