Free the Ocean's Impact

Thanks to our community for helping make this possible

Total Pieces of Plastic Removed

Pieces Removed for the week ending 10.10.2021:

205,932

What is a piece of plastic?

Here are examples of pieces of plastic found on coastlines and floating in the middle of the ocean: microplastic (extremely small pieces of plastic), buoys, fishing nets, line, and hooks, beverage bottles, straws, cigarette butts, jugs, toothbrushes, Styrofoam takeout containers, crates, bags, cups, hairbrushes, baskets, food wrappers, and so much more. Because any type of plastic is damaging to the health of people, animals, and the environment, all plastic removed from the oceans, coastlines, and rivers, makes a difference.

Groups Supported by FTO:

We proudly support Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and the Parley Global Cleanup Network. Both groups are working hard to remove plastic and abandoned fishing gear from the ocean and coastlines. They’re creating solutions to repurpose the plastic they remove, educating people on a world without waste, and working with manufacturers to help keep plastic out in the first place. These are the groups you’re helping support every time you answer the daily trivia.

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii:

Moloka’i beach
PC: Rafael Bergstrom

Ghost nets on a Hawaii coastline

A group of team members and volunteers

Parley Global Cleanup Network:

Parley Global Cleanup Network

Parley Global Cleanup Network

Parley Global Cleanup Network

Thank you for helping us make an impact on plastic pollution!

We hope you are finding the daily trivia fun and that you’re learning something along the way.