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Top Organizations That Pick Up Ocean-Bound Plastic

Top Organizations That Pick Up Ocean-Bound Plastic

The issue of plastic pollution in our oceans is a global crisis. Every year, millions of tons of plastic waste end up in our seas, causing harm to marine life and ecosystems. Thankfully, numerous organizations worldwide are working tirelessly to tackle this problem. These organizations use innovative technologies, community engagement, and advocacy to prevent plastic from reaching our oceans. Here are some of the top organizations that are making a significant impact in this area.

  1. Sungai Watch: This organization focuses on cleaning up Bali's rivers, which are major conduits of plastic waste into the ocean. They use barrier traps to collect and remove plastic before it reaches the sea.
  2. River Cleanup: River Cleanup organizes cleanup actions along rivers worldwide. They aim to raise awareness about river pollution and motivate people to take action.
  3. Seven Clean Seas: This social enterprise is dedicated to removing plastic from the world's most polluted oceans. They operate cleanups in seven of the heaviest plastic-polluting countries in the world.
  4. Plastic Credit Exchange: This non-profit organization partners with companies to responsibly offset their plastic footprints. They ensure that plastic waste is responsibly collected, recycled, and kept out of the ocean.
  5. Love The Sea: Based in Hawaii, Love The Sea promotes ocean-friendly practices and organizes ocean cleanups. They also run educational programs about the importance of ocean conservation.
  6. Heal the Ocean: This California-based organization focuses on wastewater infrastructure, plastic pollution reduction, and responsible disposal of pharmaceuticals to protect the ocean.
  7. Inland Ocean Coalition: This organization works to engage communities living inland to take responsibility for their impact on the health of our oceans.
  8. Final Straw Foundation: This UK-based charity is focused on reducing single-use plastic and cleaning up local beaches.
  9. Plastic Bank: Plastic Bank empowers communities in countries with high levels of poverty and plastic pollution to turn waste into wealth by setting up collection points where plastic can be exchanged for money or goods.
  10. 4Ocean: For every product purchased, 4Ocean removes one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. To date, they have removed millions of pounds of trash from the ocean.
  11. Beach Bucket Foundation: This organization conducts beach cleanups and educates the public about the dangers of litter to our marine environments.
  12. A Greener Future: This Canadian organization focuses on litter cleanup and prevention through community cleanups, education, and events.
  13. Coast Love: Coast Love organizes beach cleanups and promotes sustainable lifestyles to reduce plastic pollution.
  14. Debris Free Oceans: This organization inspires local communities to responsibly manage the lifecycle of plastics and waste as part of a global initiative to eradicate marine debris from beaches, reefs, and oceans.
  15. Clean This Beach Up: Based in Miami, Clean This Beach Up organizes regular beach cleanups and promotes a zero-waste lifestyle.
  16. Clean San Diego: Clean San Diego works to improve the local environment through community engagement, education, and direct service.
  17. Take 3: Take 3 encourages everyone to take three pieces of rubbish with them when they leave the beach, waterway, or anywhere else.
  18. The Ocean Cleanup: A well-known organization that develops advanced technologies to remove plastic from the oceans, including their innovative Ocean Cleanup System. They aim to clean up 90% of floating ocean plastic pollution.
  19. Tidey Ocean: Founded in 2019, this organization focuses its efforts on cleaning pollution in Guatamala with a focus on cleaning one of the most ocean-polluting rivers in the Americas.  
  20. rePurpose Global: Inspired by the carbon credit model, rePurpose have a plastic certification model that many businesses and individuals support.

These organizations are leading the charge against ocean plastic pollution. By supporting them, we can help ensure a healthier future for our oceans and the countless species that call them home. If you want to support the fight against ocean plastic, check out the Melomys "Keep The Sea Plastic Free" Tee.

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