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Shall We Discuss the Elephant in the Water?

It can’t really be avoided any longer. Single-use plastics are a human addiction that we must face head on. Plastic pollution is not only impacting our waters and marine life, but also the human food chain and our overall health. 

Be part of the solution by RETHINKING PLASTIC.

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I’m Pretty Cute … Especially When I Don’t Have to Swim With Plastic.

Yes, we are all negatively affected by plastic pollution, including the cute wild pigs of Big Majors Cay in The Bahamas. With at least 8 MILLION TONS of plastic waste entering our oceans every year, this issue isn’t going away anytime soon. But can you help? 

We believe you can by rethinking your consumption of single-use plastics. Change is possible.

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Plastic Oceans deserves the support and participation of all of us who hope to bequeath a livable world to future generations.
Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
Scholar, Linguist, Author
There is no away – because plastic is so permanent and so indestructible. When you cast it into the ocean, it doesn’t go away.
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
Naturalist, Broadcaster
By supporting the Plastic Oceans Foundation, we all support an effort that is imperative to creating a healthy and sustainable planet Earth.
Matthew Modine
Matthew Modine
Actor, Activist, Filmmaker

The Foundation

Our mission is to change the world’s attitude toward plastic within one generation

Our Request? Rethink Plastic.

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Environmental Impact

Environmental Impact

More Than 8 million Tons of Plastic are dumped in our oceans year
1 in 3 Species of marine mammals have been found entangled in marine litter
Over 90% of all seabirds have plastic pieces in their stomachs

Human Impact

Once in the ocean, plastic litter affects the safety of sea transport, fisheries, tourism and recreation. When broken up into tiny pieces, plastic attracts toxic chemicals released over decades from industry and agriculture, the concentration of which increases as they move up the food chain.

Exposures to these chemicals have been suggested to contribute to some cancers, and infertility, as well as immune, metabolic, cognitive and behavioural disorders. The entry of plastic pieces into our food chain is of concern to human health.

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