There are several steps you can take to prevent plastic pollution, but some depend on recycling facilities in your area. Here are a few tips:

  • Spread awareness for plastic pollution
  • Organize beach, river bank or land cleanups (and start a fundraiser for The Ocean Cleanup while doing your local cleanup)
  • Reduce your use of disposable plastics (including microbeads in cosmetics)
  • Make sure you dispose of trash properly
  • Wash your synthetic clothing as little as possible
  • Reuse and recycle whenever possible
  • Support us financially with a donation or apply to The Ocean Cleanup to help us develop our system
  • Lobby to your (local) government