Plastic Oceans

  • Mountains of plastic waste

    What a waste

    In 2010, 300 million tonnes of plastic will be made
    – about half of this will be used just once then thrown away.

  • Man fishing in a river of plastic of black sludge

    The Environmental Impact

    Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute.

  • Men departing on their boats from a shore of plastic waste

    Your Health

    Plastic particles in the oceans attract toxins. These enter the food chain; we are at the top of that food chain.

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Plastic Pollution has become a man-made global catastrophe

Over the last 60 years plastic has become central to our lives and mankind has subjected the planet to a tsunami of plastic waste. Plastic Oceans provides a powerful and effective platform campaigning for, supporting and funding targeted solutions aimed at significantly reducing plastic pollution in the environment. For more videos from our supporters go to the video page.

LATEST NEWS  ATLANTIC OCEAN SWIMMER JOINS THE TEAM

We are pleased to announce that British swimmer Ben Hooper has joined the team as one of our patrons and supporters.  Ben plans to swim the Atlantic from Africa to Brazil in November 2015 – a total distance of 2000 miles.  Find out more about this remarkable attempt and equally remarkable man.