Maldives Ocean Plastics Alliance

Maldives Ocean Plastics Alliance (MOPA) is the only national NGO alliance committed to pooling resources, forging partnerships, engaging stakeholders and empowering communities to safely repurpose single use plastics in Maldives.

MOPA is the first, and so far only, locally-registered non-government initiative dedicated to forging strong stakeholder alliances to reduce, recover, reuse, repurpose and recycle ocean plastics in the Maldives. We believe in working with manufacturers, importers, retailers, consumers, tapping into corporate social responsibility initiatives to safeguard our pristine environment. We are committed to science, contribute to education and awareness and conform to policy initiatives, to formulate community-based programmes and ambitious projects aimed at ridding pollution from our oceans.

MOPA is inspired by the commitment of the government of Maldives to address ocean plastics through strong legislation. We support the global movement towards banning single use plastics.

MOPA is the brainchild of Former Minister of Environment and Energy of Maldives, Hon. Thoriq Ibrahim, and brings together industry experts, research professionals, environmentalists, oceans experts and prominent local and international advocates on safe oceans and repurposing plastics.

Registered in 2020, MOPA is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization focused on forging alliances, and works in the jurisdiction of the Maldives.