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
Whether you're an individual or a company you can help in our mission to (to be continuted)
Do Your Own Solo Sweep!
Keep cleaning your local beaches and parks all year long. Use the Marine Debris Tracker and post on social media using hashtags #OWOsolosweep #onewithetheocean anytime.
If your company would like to organize a sweep contact us for kits and other One With the Ocean perks. Remember, you don't have to be on the beach to protect the ocean. Storm drains running to the ocean are often hundreds of miles away.