Our project on marine plastics helps people understand the extent of plastic pollution, and provides resources to help be part of the solution, including:
If you don’t live by the seaside, clean up a river, lake, street, park or vacant lot in your town and keep that litter from ever getting into the ocean. It all helps A Rocha begin to quantify its contribution to the global effort as well as helping researchers to better understand the issue. We recommend using the methodology suggested at the International Coastal Cleanup site by The Ocean Conservancy. Download the Clean Swell app and document the trash you collect – this can be used any time of the year if you regularly clean plastic. Our downloadable beach cleanup guide will help.
The act of cleaning the beach is an end in and of itself – we are caring for God’s beaches, ocean and waterways. Other benefits:
A Rocha holds cleanup events in many countries and participates in others organized by local partners. For example,