WHAT IT TAKES TO CLEAN UP 47 TONS OF PLASTIC

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR MARINE DEBRIS RESEARCH

BECAUSE PLASTIC POLLUTION EXISTS, WE DO TOO

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WHAT WE DO

The ultimate goal of all our activities is a trash-free ocean. We investigate the sources, transport, fate and impacts of plastic marine debris, and share our knowledge to stimulate better ocean stewardship.

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We need you to track what happens to plastics once they are in our oceans, and their effects on both marine and human life.

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PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

To support marine research, we offer plastic polymer kits as well as identification of found debris.

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You can do your part to help reduce the impact of marine debris by sharing our work and helping to educate our global community.

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