The use of plastics is widespread and while recycling helps, most plastic still ends up outside of the recycling system. Plastic pollutes our beaches and affects wildlife and humans through the water we recreate in and the seafood we eat.
At the rate we're going, by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. It's a deep problem, but there are solutions. By cutting out single use plastics, such as straws, bottles, and bags, we can start turning back the plastic tide.
Our partners help find solutions from the top down in the form of policy regulation and advocacy, but we can all make daily decisions to reduce our consumption and make smarter choices on an individual level by:
- Replacing plastic bags, cutlery, and food containers with reusable options
- Being mindful when shopping and avoid items wrapped in plastic
- Supporting our partners below who are doing amazing work spearheading solutions
To make a greater impact, join us and support our partners below for a stronger ocean:
- 5 Gyres Institute - https://www.5gyres.org/
- Lonely Whale - https://www.lonelywhale.org/
- Take 3 For The Sea - https://www.take3.org/
- Bye Bye Plastic Bags - http://www.byebyeplasticbags.org/
- Surfers Against Sewage - https://www.sas.org.uk/
- Sustainable Coastlines HI - http://sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org/