About GreenSeas Trust
GreenSeas Trust, Registered Charity No. 1098649 has been established in memory of Haida Khan, a renowned writer and Sufi poet. As part of the principal aim of its "Litter Kills Marine Life" campaign, the Trust is dedicated to implementing educational and other awareness programs in order to reduce/eliminate pollution of the seas and coastal areas through littering, to ensure marine life will be sustainable for future generations.
Plastic waste is growing 7 times faster than the waste stream as a whole, and accounts for being 90% of the floating litter found in the marine environment. To combat this growing trend GreenSeas Trust implemented a pilot program in the Caribbean region in Trinidad & Tobago. These islands are known for being a magnet for tourism, and the majority of its people’s economic survival is based on the continued attraction of tourists to its shores. The area around Pigeon Point, know as the Buccoo Reef, was a place of outstanding natural beauty with a rich and varied marine life. In recent years however, the devastation caused by litter pollution and effluent is there for all to see. Much of the reef is already dead with yet more under treat.
GreenSeas Trust therefore implemented a "Bin on the Beaches" project which involved the placing of garbage bins along six of the beaches. In addition, an educational program was also implemented to instil environmental awareness in school children and adults alike. GreenSeas Trust was also successful in making businesses aware of the cost savings that could be achieved by recycling glass bottles. A program is currently underway to enhance this initiative.