No matter where you live, trash can travel from your hands to storm drains to streams and to the sea.
Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.
We know that trash travels—reaching the ocean by way of storm drains and waterways—so we must take action to stop the flow of trash before it has a chance to reach the water.
The problem of ocean trash is entirely preventable, and you can make a difference. Join the fight for a healthy ocean by taking the pledge to help turn the tide on ocean trash.
Join Ocean Conservancy and be a voice for the ocean.