Learn more about how organizations around the world are keeping plastic trash out of our ocean and away from ocean animals:
Cleanups help establish stronger connections in your community and nearby natural water sources. Whether you’re with a zoo, aquarium, museum, school, recreational organization, business, or other organization, you can build important connections with your visitors and members, students, and the public, and clean up your community or coastline. By spending part of a day picking up litter, your participants are able to observe, firsthand, the impact of their cleanup efforts. Ultimately, participants will be encouraged and empowered by cleanups and are more likely to participate in future water quality and community improvement activities.
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.
How can we effectively communicate the issue of plastic pollution?
Download the How to Talk About Plastic and the Ocean factsheet:
Talking About Plastic (979 KB)
Download this document to view additional resources from around the world to help take action on plastic pollution:
Additional Resources (1977 KB)