Recycling Plastic In Singapore's Seas
EL Singapore|January 2022
We take a look at a social enterprise that uses novel technology to rid our seas of plastic.

After an accident in a polluted stretch of water left her severely ill, Mathilda D’silva became determined to do her part to clean up the oceans – starting with the waters surrounding her home in Singapore. To this end, she formed the Ocean Purpose Project, which uses cutting-edge technology to recycle plastic in Singapore’s waters.

We chat with the team behind this home-grown conservation group and learn more about their founder and how they’re cleaning up our seas.

What’s the aim of the Ocean Purpose Project (OPP)?

OPP is a social enterprise that drives ocean conservation and plastic pollution prevention through disruptive and creative projects with a large impact. We use innovative technology that’s new to Singapore to convert plastic to fuel and create bioplastics. We also hold frequent events to educate Singaporeans on our sustainability efforts.

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