People know that trash in the water:
Unfortunately, what we see dirtying beaches and floating on the ocean’s surface is just the tip of the iceberg. Much more lies unseen beneath the surface and far away on the open water — but that doesn’t make it any less important.
That’s why Ocean Conservancy is taking bold action, working to stop the flow of trash at the source, before it has a chance to reach the water to choke and entangle dolphins or endanger sea turtles, or ruin our beaches and depress our local economies.
Over the last 25 years, Ocean Conservancy has been bringing together passionate ocean lovers and helping them contribute to a vision for trash free seas.
Everyone can play a role in the movement for trash free seas. Ocean Conservancy is leading the way with practical, pragmatic solutions that:
Download the data collected during the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup.
Our study on the deadliest ocean trash.
Our 2015 report on a way forward to eliminate ocean plastic.
A new study provides first estimate of how much plastic flows into the ocean.
A marine debris education partnership between Ocean Conservancy and the NOAA Marine Debris Program.