Human waste is one of nature’s most versatile and abundant natural resources. But unfortunately, the majority of it ends up in our oceans. In fact, around 80% of the world’s wastewater is discharged into the environment, untreated.
Wastewater pollution is harming our oceans, with impacts felt across both developed and developing nations. Its ripple effects jeopardize economic stability, food security, coastal resilience, and public and environmental health. But there’s actually good news. There are many solutions already in place to treat wastewater more effectively and to tap into waste's potential as a powerful resource—both of which can improve a whole host of global issues. The solutions already exist; let’s make them a reality.
There are many ways you can get involved and reduce the impacts of wastewater pollution. It all starts with educating yourself about how waste is managed in your own home and community.
We're a diverse collective of organizations who have joined forces to tackle sewage and other types of wastewater pollution in our oceans. Think of us as an octopus with many tentacles, working together to address the issue through shared knowledge and action.Meet the Alliance
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