How it Works

Empowering our community to make a difference through small actions that together create meaningful impact.

Click to Clean

1 click = 1 piece of plastic removed

When you answer the daily trivia question on Free the Ocean, we fund the removal of a piece of plastic from the ocean and coastlines. 

Not only is this small action free and takes less than 30 seconds, but you make a difference every day you play.
(We also hope you find it fun and learn something new!)

How does my click remove plastic?

Advertising revenue generated by your presence on Free the Ocean goes directly to fund two amazing groups – Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and the Parley Global Cleanup Network. Both are actively removing and repurposing plastic from the ocean. ⁠Wherever you are playing FTO from, thank you for being part of our global community of people who want to make a difference.

Who's removing the plastic?


Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii:

SCH is a grassroots non-profit organization, run by a small full time staff and a large team of dedicated volunteers. They are hard at work protecting treasured coastlines by removing plastic debris and educating the next generation on how to create a world without waste. In addition to removing tons of plastic, they utilize their cleanups to inspire better consumer behaviors and continued coastal stewardship through cleanups, education, social media, and more.

The Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii team at a coastal cleanup.

Discarded fishing nets, Parley Global Cleanup Network.


Parley Global Cleanup Network:

The Parley Global Cleanup Network works to protect marine environments from plastic pollution and other threats. Their cleanup collaborations remove plastic waste from beaches, remote islands, rivers, mangroves, and high seas, around the world. They respond to plastic emergencies, raise awareness, and develop and implement programs that can help end the cycle of pollution long-term

Repurposing the plastic:

In addition to recycling, both groups create innovative ways to repurpose the plastic removed from the ocean and coastlines. For example:

SCH repurposes the plastic removed for educational activities and for art projects. They’ve also partnered with environmentally conscious companies to reuse the plastic collected during beach cleanups, turning the waste into recycled plastic products such as soap dispensers and skateboard decks. 
Parley’s has created Ocean Plastic®, a range of premium materials made from intercepted and upcycled ghostnets and marine plastic. Ocean Plastic® replaces virgin materials to make products for the sports and fashion industries – from sunglasses to shoes to soccer uniforms. Both groups also focus on educating and empowering communities in the movement to end marine plastic pollution.

Plastic debris littering a Hawaiian coastline, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.

Are there ways to remove more plastic?

Yes! Every action you take on Free the Ocean funds the removal of plastic from the ocean and coastlines.
In addition to answering the daily trivia you can…

Check out our plastic-free products.
Every purchase funds the removal of 
10 pieces of plastic.

Sign up for a Plastic+ membership.
and DOUBLE the plastic removed every 
time you answer the daily trivia.