Fighting for Trash Free Seas

Ending the flow of trash at the source

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International Coastal Cleanup

Harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash

Nearly 12 million people and counting have been part of the world’s biggest volunteer effort to protect the ocean. Will you join us this year?

Today, plastic has been found in 62% of all sea birds and in 100% of sea turtle species.

A problem as big as plastic in the ocean requires a big response! By participating in the International Coastal Cleanup, you can make a difference. You’ll join millions of volunteers just like you, who love the ocean and want to protect it. This year’s International Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

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A problem as big as plastic in the ocean requires a big response!

By participating in the International Coastal Cleanup, you can make a difference. You’ll join millions of volunteers just like you, who love the ocean and want to protect it.

“It was dirty, but we did our best and got it sparkling clean.”

Cleanup Volunteer
Kenya, 1996

Our volunteers track all the trash they collect on our Clean Swell™ app, and the citizen science data they’ve collected over the last 31 years has given us insight into other ways to tackle this enormous and growing problem.

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Thanks to volunteers around the world, the International Coastal Cleanup has become a beacon of hope, leading and inspiring action in support of our ocean. Over the years, this movement has created a family that spans oceans and country borders. A network that works together for something bigger than us. To our global network, we thank you.

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