Why not get involved, here are a few of our favorite organizations fighting plastic pollution. We partner with these organizations by providing equipment to help keep the water clean. Cleanup initiatives are thankfully growing around the world, tell us about yours. Plastic bottles and trash that are thrown on the side of the roads enter ditches which then filter to creeks, streams, and rivers. It then travels down rivers to contribute to the nearly 8 million pounds of floating plastic trash that enters our oceans each year. The goal of these organizations fighting plastic pollution is not only to clean up the existing trash with cleanup efforts but to stop the pollution at its source through education and intervention.
4Ocean was founded by two surfers who wanted to do something about the plastic pollution they found in the ocean. 4Ocean offers bracelets made with recycled material to fund the removal of plastic from the ocean. Learn more at https://4ocean.com/.
World Environment Day
World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Learn more at http://worldenvironmentday.global/.
United Nations Environment
The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority. Their mission is to promote leadership and partnership in caring for the environment. Learn more at https://www.unenvironment.org/.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation was founded in 1967 is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the bay. They organize an annual “Clean The Bay Day” to keep free from trash. Learn more at https://www.cbf.org/.
Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards was founded in in 1994 by Lenny Arkinstall. It is dedicated to cleaning Long Beach, California’s Los Cerritos Wetlands. Learn more at http://lcwstewards.org/.
IDEA was birthed in response to the devastation of hurricane Dorian where they successfully coordinated the evacuation of over 600 people on private vessels from the Abaco mainland & cays. In addition to evacuations, they facilitated medical support, search & rescue transport, and supply chain logistical support for the Government of The Bahamas, NGO’s and private citizens in the impacted areas. Learn more at https://www.idearelief.org/.