Take 3 for the Sea

by Take 3

(NGO)

A Global Compact member

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Take 3 is an award-winning charity tackling plastic pollution through education programs, clean ups and global campaigns.

Project implemented: October, 2009

Project goal

To conserve the environment and protect wildlife from the impacts of plastic pollution and waste.

delivering on

why is this project important?

Take 3 reminds everyone to participate in small, simple actions that make a positive difference to the health of our planet.

Key steps to make it happen

1Awareness and Education

Behaviour change starts with awareness - plastic pollution harms marine life & contaminates oceans, food, water and air.

2Participation

People taking simple daily actions to reduce plastic pollution through #Take3fortheSea and other programs.

3Assess

Assess your plastic footprint. Identify & refuse single use plastics - vote with your wallet and promote a circular economy.

4Clean-ups

Corporate, community & school clean ups are an effective way to highlight the problem of plastics and collect valuable data.

5Creating Take 3 Community

Take 3’s global online community creates a shared sense of purpose, and unites people with a shared love of the ocean.

6Communication

Sharing Take 3’s stories and achievements helps to deliver a sustainable message to people from all walks of life.

impact to date

30,000,000+
Littered items removed from nature
340,000
Followers on social media
129
Countries participating in Take 3’s #Take3fortheSea clean-up campaign
500,000+
Students participating in Take 3 education programs
100,000+
Participants at Take 3 clean-ups and events

Waste Reduction: Take 3’s followers were asked if the Take 3 message has led to them reducing their use of single-use plastic – 98.3% indicated it had, with 55.1% indicating it had by a significant extent.

Sustainability: Take 3’s followers were asked if the Take 3 message had led them to becoming more engaged in broader sustainability issues (such as overfishing, recycling or climate change) – 96.3% indicated it had, with 51.2% indicating it had by a significant extent.

Sharing: Take 3’s followers were asked to what extent they shared the Take 3 message with others – 97.7% indicating they did with, 63.8% which indicating they did so by a significant extent.

Take 3 is leading the way to a future free from plastic pollution with its programs, campaigns and simple call to action:
Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere and you have made a difference.

Take 3 works in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders to increase awareness and remove plastic pollution, promote waste avoidance and reduction, prevent sources of pollution and promote a circular economy. Take 3 is committed to partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, people and communities to achieve this goal.

Since 2009, Take 3 has developed and delivered education programs to schools, universities, surf life saving clubs, corporates and communities around Australia; directly educating over 500,000 students and over 100,000 community members. The Take 3 community currently numbers over 340,0000 social media followers in 129 different countries who remove over 10 million littered items annually.

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