Plastic pollution poses an urgent threat to the health of our oceans.
Did you know that we produce roughly 300 million tons of plastic every year?
8M metric tons of plastic enter the ocean every year.
90% of seabirds have plastic pieces in their stomachs.
700 species have ingested or become entangled in debris.
120 unique meetup points covering 133 miles of coastline.
As part of the 1st Annual SoCal Beach Sweep participants collected and tracked over 2,000 lbs of trash. Beach cleanups help reduce plastic use by forcing participants to confront their own waste decisions as they work to rid the beach of items they use daily. Each item removed from the beach represents thousands of potential microplastics that will not pollute our oceans.
How You Can Help
Even if you don't live near the SoCal coast there are still ways you can help.
Do Your Own Solo Sweep!
Keep cleaning your local beaches and parks.
Your donations directly support the beach cleanups we do globally each year and we're planning over 750 for 2021!
Share the initiative on social media usings the hashtag #onewiththeocean and ask your network for support.
We Met Our Goal!!
Thank you for helping unlock the $25,000 matching funds!