Yes, we clean oceans
but how we do it matters.
Seven Clean Seas
At Seven Clean Seas, our philosophy embodies a holistic approach to combating plastic pollution, intertwining environmental restoration with social empowerment. Beyond removing plastic debris, we believe in generating fairly paid formal jobs to uplift impacted coastal communities and nurture a sense of environmental stewardship. Our commitment to marine ecosystems, education and gender equality, underscores our mission, reflecting our belief in sustainability, compassion, and the transformative power of informed and empowered communities.
Our pillars of
Maximising social impact is at the core of every project we build and operate. Below is a deep dive into the 3 pillars of social impact that Seven Clean Seas focus on.
Support our Impact Projects
Seven Clean Seas exists to build and operate impact projects that clean the oceans and generate fairly paid, formal jobs.
Batam, an industrial hub in the Riau Archipelago with 1.2 million residents, faces escalating plastic pollution. Local waters, once crystal-clear, now suffer from plastic debris, posing health risks. Seven Clean Seas launched a plastic collection initiative, but challenges persist, as a significant portion of collected waste is non-recyclable, heading to Batam's landfill.Explore
Bintan Island, the original Seven Clean Seas Impact Project, is home to 150,000 residents and vibrant marine life and faces severe ocean plastic pollution. Currents bring ocean plastic waste to its shores, compounded by inadequate waste management. Dugongs, dolphins, and sea turtles are at risk.Explore
River Bengkong, Indonesia
The Bengkong River, a 2.81 km river situated within our Ocean Impact Project sites, originates in the heart of Batam and courses through densely populated residential and industrial areas, ultimately discharging into the ocean. Unfortunately, the river's current state reveals a disconcerting black colouration and an accumulation of waste, notably plastic.Explore
Chao Phraya river ranks 1st in the country and 15th globally as the top plastic-emitting river. The river transports around 4 million kg of riverine plastic annually, including serious concerns about microplastic pollution in its surface and sediment. But here comes the HIPPO, our High Impact Plastic POllution remover that's about to drastically change the status quo.Explore
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Our Projects Circularity
Plastic is a super material, but these properties make it pervasive in the environment and difficult to process. Below us a summary of the solutions we have in place to keep the plastic out of the environment forever.
Processing used materials by using well-known methods (e.g., sorting, regranulation, and compounding) into new products.
Non-recyclables to bricks
Transforming plastic that is commonly not being recycled into bricks, offering eco-friendly alternatives for construction.
Waste to energy
Utilising waste as a fuel source to generate energy, diverting and minimising the burden of landfills.
Substituting traditional materials with recycled plastics for eco-friendly building components, like roof plates.
The importance of
3rd party certification
All Seven Clean Seas projects are 3rd party certified and independently audited annually. We believe that you can’t mark your own homework, so we open our doors for the professionals.
Standard setter: Verra, Zero Plastic Oceans (ZPO)Learn more
Plastic waste reduction standard, Ocean Bound Plastic Neutrality SubprogramLearn more
Proudly audited by
Since day one of our projects, Control Union has been our ace partner. As an approved body by Verra and ZPO, they play a key role in ensuring that our projects meet top-notch standards, guaranteeing quality and integrity every step of the way.