Host a beach, river, lake, wetland, or underwater cleanup. Try contacting local outdoor, diving, and water sport shops to help organize while spreading the word. You can recruit volunteers through social media, news outlets, community posters, or local youth groups.
Download the Aquatic Cleanup Guide:
Aquatic Cleanup Guide (976 KB)
To help keep plastic off shorelines and out of landfills, TerraCycle has created a sustainable solution for rigid plastic collected during coastal cleanups. Their Beach Plastic Cleanup Program is free and offers you or your local beach cleanup organization the opportunity to recycle rigid beach plastic for the first time. To learn more, please visit http://www.terracycle.com/beachcleanup or contact TerraCycle at beachplastics@terracycle.
Make a lasting connection for ocean health by encouraging cleanup volunteers to “adopt” a local beach, river, lake, wetland, or underwater area to keep clean long after World Oceans Day. Join forces with local environmental groups to help manage and provide resources to these volunteers.