In this episode, Julian speaks with Clemens Feigl, CEO of Everwave, a German-based organization dedicated to fighting against ocean pollution. Everwave's effort has resulted in over 110 tons of plastic waste removed from rivers before the garbage pollutes the ocean, since their beginning in 2017. Everwave works in Slovakia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania as well as Thailand and Cambodia.
Today Clemens discusses their mission, accomplishments, and future goals in this informative conversation. At large Everwave's strategy is focused on three key areas: Research, Education, and Clean-up. Through these pillars, the organization aims to identify the root causes of ocean pollution and find effective solutions to combat it.
Research is a critical component of Everwave's strategy. They conduct scientific studies and gather data to assess the scope of the problem and develop innovative solutions for reducing pollution. Everwave collaborates with leading research institutions and universities to advance the understanding of plastic pollution's impact on marine ecosystems.
Education is another key pillar of Everwave's strategy. They believe that raising awareness about the importance of protecting our oceans is critical to achieving their mission. Everwave offers educational programs for schools and community organizations to promote sustainable behavior and increase knowledge about the impact of plastic pollution.
The third pillar of Everwave's strategy is clean-up. Everwave's clean-up efforts are aimed at removing existing pollution and preventing further pollution from entering our oceans. They organize beach clean-ups, remove plastic waste from the ocean, and work with local communities to develop sustainable waste management solutions.
In addition to these three pillars, Everwave has a strong commitment to collaboration. They work with a variety of partners, including government agencies, NGOs, and industry leaders, to develop effective solutions and achieve their goals.