Marine litter including plastics is said to originate from the land, mainly from the cities but its discharge routes are not known. From fiscal 2018, Nissui has been a supporter of Pirika Inc., which is committed to the Albatross Project that aims to investigate the facts surrounding plastics flowing into the ocean and has commenced concrete approaches in dealing with the problems of the marine environment and the problem of plastics flowing into the ocean, which are directly connected to Nissui’s business.
Details of the Albatross Project which aims to investigate the facts surrounding the problem of plastics flowing into the ocean
Development of research methods : Develop an effective method of research on the flow of plastics into the ocean.
Clarification of the flow mechanism : Study the mechanism of plastics flowing into the ocean (flow routes and flow items) and narrow down the problem.
Study and implementation of measures : Study, prioritize and implement measures to combat the problem of plastics flowing into the ocean.