The APPA Mission
Our Mission: Prevent Plastic Pollution in New Zealand and the South Pacific
The Aotearoa Plastic Pollution Alliance kaupapa is to “Prevent plastic pollution in Aotearoa and Oceania as an integral part to restoring the mauri of Papatuanuku (Earth Mother) and Tangaroa (God of the Sea)”
We are a collaborative forum of researchers, educators, scientists, industry and conservationists working to mitigate and prevent plastic-related pollution in Aotearoa and Oceania.
Our aim is to engage with policymakers, industry and the public including
The APPA will organise or participate in research, advocacy, citizenship, events and publications addressing topics to prevent, mitigate and restore the impacts of existing and future adverse impacts from production, disposal and pollution impacts on Papatuanuku (land), Ranginui (air), wai (freshwater),Tangaroa (oceans) and all living beings in Aotearoa and Oceania.
Our strategy integrates the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, mātauranga Māori