We must work to prevent ocean plastic pollution at its source.  Become a citizen scientist by carefully collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on plastic debris found on your local beach.  Simply follow the PROTOCOL. It will guide you through collecting a sample and adding your data. Once you’ve done your part, go ahead and explore the Trash Trackers data using this Tableau VIZ.

Who can contribute data?
Anyone and everyone can contribute data to the Trash Trackers map.

How do I collect and contibute data?
Simply follow the PROTOCOL.

What can I do to prevent ocean plastic pollution?
Start by identifying the most commonly found plastic item on your beach, then use your data to launch an action campaign to reduce plastic waste in your community.  Share your campaign with students from around the world at the Annual Algalita POPS International Youth Summit.