If we don't act now, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.
Scientists estimate that more than 8 million metric tons of plastic is entering our ocean every year. If we don't act now, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. From tiny plankton to enormous whales, countless animals across marine ecosystems are affected by plastic pollution. It's found in 59% of seabirds like albatros and pelicans, 100% of sea turtle species, and over a quarter of fish sampled from seafood markets around the world.
The saddest part? Marine debris isn't an ocean problem...it's a people problem.
But if we're the problem, we can also be the solution. Ocean Conservancy has been at the forefront of the trash free seas® challenge for more than 30 years. Trash in the ocean has serious consequences for all of us, but there is hope. With your help, we can solve the ocean plastic crisis together.
Donate today, and your gift will help us mobilize our International Coastal Cleanup efforts, conduct more research, and prevent trash from entering waterways in the first place. It takes people working together from individuals to businesses, to change products, practices, and behaviors that lead to ocean trash. With your help, we can empower more people, strengthen the science we have, engage more and more people in solutions, and promote implementation of the best policies for our ocean.
It truly is only with you that we gain the oppotunity to keep millions of pounds of trash from ever reaching our ocean. Donate today and help us make this change!