An Overview of the
CBO Foundation Initiatives
One only needs to visit their local grocery store or food mart to view an endless amount of single-use plastic packaged products almost everyone is forced to acquire. Although we often take the convenience of these products for granted, once you search plastic waste on Google or Youtube the global impact of the plastic-related packaging waste issue comes into clear focus.
The CBO Foundation is not an anti-plastic organization. We recognize that plastic products in general serve a very viable purpose in our daily lives. However, we also recognize that single-use plastic packaging waste has become one of the world's greatest waste challenges, and it continues to grow into a full-blown crisis at an unbelievable pace.
Our goal has always been and remains today, to address ocean plastic waste at its source - our homes regardless of where we may live. To offer a fun and educational list of programs and initiatives to educate people on the impact single-use waste products have on our oceans, landfills, marine life and our health.
We intend to work together with any responsible like-minded party or organization to build a global group of consumer activists to help solve this waste crisis. Not through blame, but through a collective effort that will be entertaining, fun and rewarding for all who participate.
To accomplish this challenge our core initiatives are briefly outlined below. Click on any logo below to be directed to their web pages for more details.
The CBO Ocean Messenger Magazine is our proposed quarterly digital online magazine, designed to update readers on the ocean issues and progress we have made through our efforts or those by other organizations. We will offer a limited number of printed copies to public libraries, colleges and for subscription. They will not be sold on newsstands.
Our Hawaiian Waste Initiative will be established once we have the Caribbean under control, and designed to address plastic waste and marine debris on Hawaii's islands and coastlines, plus the islands north of Hawaii to Midway Island.
Our Caribbean Waste Initiative will set out to address plastic waste and marine debris within the Islands of the greater Caribbean Sea region, plus the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos.
Most people have no idea that a plastic bottle discarded in California or other coastal town, can find its way to a South Pacific Island or Caribbean beach in a few years. To help educate people on how plastic waste moves on the oceans, from point "A" to point "B", we developed our proposed Find Your Plastic Porpoise global treasure hunt.
A Treasure Hunt that rewards people who find one of our GPS trackable Plastic Porpoises that we hope to drop annually into the Caribbean Sea and elsewhere for cash prizes. Imagine finding one worth $25,000, or $50,000 or even $100,000, well as a Porpoise Tracker you could.