JIP 075: Caiti Waks

Caiti Waks: Debris Free Oceans

Caiti is the co-founder of Debris Free Oceans, a non-profit organization based in Miami fighting plastic pollution.

Caiti always had a special attachement to the ocean and environment. But in middle school she read a book that changed her life forever (listen to the episode to find out which book it is 😉). In high-school, she created an environmental club and worked with the students, teachers and her school to stop using plastic and styrofoam on the campus.

She launched Debris Free Oceans during law school with her best friend Saira Fida and now husband Jeremy Waks.

Plastic pollution is a global issue. It will take all of us to solve this problem. Caiti explains what we can all do as individuals, business owners and communities to take action. Reducing the amount of single-use plastic, recycling (very complex subject that Caiti explains very well in this episode - for example, did you know that only 9% of the plastic is recycled in the US?), zero-waste lifestyle, education... we cover a lot of different topics, with easy action to put in place so together we can all be a part of the solution to fight marine debris and plastic pollution.

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