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The oceans, unlike countries, have no borders

Plastic litter on the beach and sea

The problem


Plastic and other items escape waste collection infrastructures and enter our environment. This can have detrimental effects on wildlife. It is also a waste of valuable resources that could be used to make new products, energy or fuel.



Preventing and removing litter from the marine environment will require coordinated global action. Learn about potential solutions

Marine Litter Divers
Beautiful lake without plastic pollution

Frequently Asked Questions


Is plastic in our oceans toxic? Why can't all plastic be recycled?  Plus other common FAQs

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