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Trash Free Seas®

Ocean trash affects the health of wildlife, people and local economies. Trash in the water and on the shore can be mistaken as food by wildlife, or entangle animals with lethal consequences. Plastic also attracts and concentrates other pollutants from surrounding seawater, posing a contamination risk to those species that then eat it.

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The clock is ticking; we must confront this challenge before plastics overwhelm the ocean.

George Leonard, Chief Scientist
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  • “When faced with what seems like a daily barrage of bad news about human impacts on the ocean in the Arctic, I find hope and inspiration in the resurgence of women, indigenous people and young people finding their voices and taking action to make a difference.”

    Becca Robbins Gisclair
    Senior Director, Arctic Programs
  • “Plastics now pollute all dimensions of our ocean from the sea surface to the seafloor, on remote beaches and in Arctic sea ice. The impact ocean plastics have on marine species is well documented, but increasingly scientists are concerned about the potential threat of plastics to species at the top of the marine food chain: humans.”

    Nick Mallos
    Senior Director, Trash Free Seas® Program