International Coast Cleanup, the world’s largest volunteer effort to help protect our ocean, lakes and rivers. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world spend a few hours removing trash and debris from beaches, lakes, and rivers keeping track of every piece of trash they find. Ocean Conservancy uses that information to produce an annual snapshot of the problem of marine debris.
OVER THE PAST 25 YEARS, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has developed the world’s largest volunteer effort for ocean health. Almost nine million volunteers from 152 countries and locations have cleaned 145 million pounds of trash from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers, and the ocean on just one day each year.They have chronicled every item found, giving us a clear picture of the factory-made items impacting the health of humans,wildlife, and economies. Report proves, the body of data from the International Coastal Cleanup has inspired action to rid the ocean of harmful trash.
All year long, officials and individuals across the globe take part in Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup to remove trash and debris from the world’s beaches and waterways, identify the sources of that debris, and change the behaviors that allow it to reach the ocean in the first place.During the astonishing moniker event each September, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from countries all over the world spend a day picking up everything from cigarette butts and food wrappers to lost fishing nets and major appliances. Subsequently trash travels to the ocean by way of storm drains and waterways, they don’t just work along ocean beaches; these dedicated folks slog through mud and sand along lakes, streams, and rivers, too, often working far inland.Many walk, while others set out on boats. Thousands more don scuba gear to seek trash below the water’s surface. People of all ages, from any walk of life, can participate. Friends, families, neighbors, club members, grade school classes—all kinds of people turn out on one day to work together in spirit across many time zones.
They are at the heart of the International Coastal Cleanup. Last year, nearly half-a-million people from 108 countries and locations and 45 US states removed 7.4 million pounds of trash from waterways. Kewkradong Bangladesh organizing countries largest voluntary cleanup since 2006 as a country coordinator of The Ocean Conservancy.Ocean Conservancy is the world’s leading advocate for the oceans.