At Plastic Oceans Foundation Canada, our primary focus is education. We work with like-minded organizations to elevate social consciousness about the impacts of plastic waste on waterways. Recently, we have partnered with North American maritime environmental certification program, Green Marine.

Established in 2007, Green Marine stems from the maritime transportation industry’s voluntary initiative to surpass regulatory requirements. Green Marine currently has over 130 companies participating in the program throughout Canada and the United States. Participants include ship owners, port authorities, terminal operators and shipyard managers.

The Green Marine certification process is rigorous and transparent. As such, the results are independently verified every two years, and each participant’s individual results are published annually. Moreover, the program’s unique character derives from the support of 70 environmental organizations, scientific programs, and government agencies. These supporters contribute to shaping and revising the program.

Green Marine is an industry leader encouraging the reduction of environmental footprints and inspiring its participants to rise to new challenges.