A joint effort to save and preserve the oceans
Parley for the Oceans is an environmental organization whose purpose is to preserve the oceans as the clean and precious treasures they are. Anyone can help in this effort, even with small changes. All our habits have an impact on the environment, and we must be aware of that. Parley collaborates in joint efforts with brands such as Adidas, a partner since 2015 in the design of shoes made with plastic taken from the oceans.
Parley AIR (avoid, intercept, redesign) strategy focuses on the importance of eradicating plastic pollution from the oceans. Parley works side by side with a number of partners to raise a voice that makes people realize the importance of stopping using plastics and other harmful products. If we all join efforts, our oceans will stay alive for future generations.
The name AIR is symbolic as it refers to the air we breathe. We want people to understand the importance of oceans as they provide the oxygen we breathe. Every breath we take is thanks to the oceans, and that is why protecting them is crucial. Our strategy is to avoid the use of plastics as much as we can, stop producing more plastic, collect plastic pollution, and if possible recycle and redesign it into new items.
Parley’s final goal is to replace plastic permanently. Promoting recycling allows reducing plastic production, even though our ultimate goal is to develop new materials that can replace it and are friendlier to nature.
Parley Mexico is currently operating in several locations across the Yucatan Peninsula and is working in collaboration with more than 30 local groups, government institutions, universities, social organizations, and the private sector. As a hotspot for biodiversity, the interception of marine plastic pollution is crucial to the survival of endangered species.
Parley is leading education initiatives with Mexican youth. In collaboration with several Universities, Parley Mexico is implementing an awareness program working with students by analyzing plastic use at home and activating youth and their families to avoid it. These collaborations have also allowed us to do plastic monitoring on sandy beaches, analyze the data and develop reports.