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  • 1. Bandalong Litter TrapPresents the…
  • 2. FROM THE STORE… TO OUR OCEANS80% of marine debris comes from land based sourcesDiscardBecomesLitterRainMovesLitterTrashEntersWaterwaysTrashFlowsTo Ocean
  • 3. The Great Pacific Garbage Patchgradually formed as a result of littergathered by oceanic currents.8 Million Items of Trash Enter Our Oceans Daily- United Nations Environment Programme
  • 4. PROBLEMS WITH PLASTIC• Three confirmed “Garbage Patches”• Plastic does NOT biodegrade• Plastic leaches chemicals into our water• Plastic outweighs surface plankton by 6 to 1TOXIC
  • 5. MOTIVATORS FOR CHANGEEnvironmental• Ingestion and Entanglement• Ecosystem Alteration• Invasive Species
  • 6. MOTIVATORS FOR CHANGEEconomical• Tourism Industry• Real Estate Values Decrease• Fishing Industry• High Cost of Clean-Up Efforts• Human Health
  • 7. … IS THE PROVEN SOLUTIONTHE BANDALONG LITTER TRAP
  • 8. Tidal gate retains trash in highwind events or tidal changes
  • 9. History of success for over 15 years in Australia and AsiaMore than 200 installations worldwide
  • 10. Signs raise public awareness and demonstrate clean water campaigns,sponsors and partners
  • 11. PROVEN RESULTSOne trap removed 3 TONS OF LITTER in one year on a tributaryof the Anacostia River in Washington, DC.
  • 12. Waycross, GAinstalled forthe SatillaRiver.In operation for2 years usinglift out basketfor cleaning.PROVEN RESULTS
  • 13. One overnightrain event onSalisbury PlainRiver in Brockton,Massachusetts.PROVEN RESULTS
  • 14. CREATING CLEAN WATER PARTNERSHIPS• City, State and County Governments• Non-Profits• Advocacy Groups• Corporate Sponsors• Design Engineers
  • 15. INSPIRING COMMUNITY ACTIONThe EPA states thatmarine debris preventionshould begin in thewatershed and thatpublic education is anintegral part of anysuccessful program.“The only way to truly manage marinedebris pollution is through prevention– changing the behaviors that causemarine debris to enter theenvironment.”- NOAA
  • 16. CREATING JOBSGroundwork’s“Green Team”The Bandalong helps create jobsand stimulate economic growth.“Green Team” members receivejob training, as well as instructionin conservation, restoration andcommunity outreach.
  • 17. EDUCATING• Signage raisespublic awareness• High productvisibility• Signs acknowledgeclean watersponsors,partnerships andcampaigns
  • 18. PUBLIC OUTREACHINSPIRING VOLUNTEERSENGAGING COMMUNITYSERVICE
  • 19. MORE THAN A LITTER TRAP…• Creates Jobs• Forms Clean WaterPartnerships to AmplifyMission• Inspires Volunteers• Raises Public Awareness• Engages CommunityService• Educates People ofGrowing Problem withOcean Impact
  • 20. Gary Hopkins4 Years – President/CEO of Storm Water Systems23 Years – President/CEO of Plastek Werks10 Years – Project Manager for ChevronCurrent - Georgia River Network Board of DirectorsMark Kirves4 Years – Vice President/COO of Storm Water Systems23 Years – Vice President/COO of Plastek Werks10 Years – Manufacturing Manager with Chevron
  • 21. THE BANDALONG TEAMCLEVELAND, GEORGIA USA
  • 22. Directly reducing threats to marine lifeand pollution of our oceans by preventingmassive amounts of floating litter anddebris from entering our waterways.BANDALONG LITTER TRAP’SGLOBAL IMPACT