The vice prime minister of Belgium, Didier Reynders, has shown off the sustainable glasses of Sea2See at the World Ocean Conference in New York in front of the United Nations. Reynders used Sea2See as an example to illustrate the potential of recycling initiatives to reduce marine contamination. Sea2See is an example of a circular economy that’s working in favor of the ocean.
During the week of the World Ocean Conference, organized by the United Nations and held in New York, Sea2See had a place. The summit was looking for sustainable solutions to contribute to the conservation of the ocean. To demonstrate with a concrete example in front of the United Nations, the vice prime minister of Belgium usedSea2See’s glasses to show the potential of marine recycling and how it can change the cycle of the planet.
(The vice prime minister of Belgium, Didier Reynolds, with the founder of Sea2See, François Van den Abeele)
Even the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Peter Thomson, said:
I care, I wear! Great product - SEA2SEE - sunglass frames made from plastic retrieved from Spanish marine environment pic.twitter.com/3ZQI7xQlFN— Peter Thomson (@ThomsonFiji) June 8, 2017
In actuality though, we did find ourselves in a very complicated environment at the Conference because of Donald Trump’s recent announcement to remove the United States from the Paris Agreement. Now, more than ever, we cannot stop to create new projects and work together in order to save the ocean. Ideas like S2S, a worldwide example of a circular economy that recycles marine plastic (cleaning one ton of waste from the ocean every 3 days) and converts it into high quality sunglasses, are now more important than ever.
The World Ocean Conference is aiming to create the change necessary to reverse the current state of health of our oceans, our people and our planet. They are working tirelessly each year to make positive objectives for everyone. This year, the conference consisted of eight plenary sessions and seven discussions about future partnerships.
Now is the moment, make our oceans great again!