• The Circulate Initiative

Urban Ocean Accelerator Summit

Updated: Nov 10

5 April 2022


A collaboration between Ocean Conservancy, Resilient Cities Network and The Circulate Initiative, Urban Ocean was created to bring urban and ocean practitioners closer together to champion circular economy principles, build awareness of plastic pollution in urban areas and support cities to develop bankable projects that will keep waste out of the ocean.


Ellen Martin, The Circulate Initiative’s Director of Impact and Insights, presented at the first virtual accelerator summit, which provides a platform for cities to present their project ideas to potential partners and funders. Joined by representatives from Ocean Conservancy and Resilient Cities Network, Ellen explored the opportunities for investing in public-private partnerships to fight plastic waste in urban cities.