Plastic Pollution

International Coastal Cleanup, September 21, 2019

Join the Wave! Get Involved in the 2019 International Coastal CleanUp on Sept 21

RecycleMania is proud to be a partner of the 2019 International Coastal Clean-up, in partnership with The Ocean Conservancy. Fighting to keep trash out of our natural environment - volunteers cleanup trash, recycle what can be recycled, and discard the rest responsibly in the landfill.

Cleanups can take place on shorelines, rivers, lakes, and inland and can be on foot, on watercraft and even underwater with scuba divers!

Since 1986 the Ocean Conservancy has been working with partners around the world to organize the International Coastal Cleanup. The Cleanup has engaged over 13 million people since its inception, removing over 250 million pounds of trash from the world’s beaches and waterways. Each year, on the third Saturday in September, hundreds of thousands of volunteers participate and learn about the impacts of marine debris. The data collected by volunteers are used by NGOs, policy makers, educators and industry innovators to engage the public, craft policies and inform solutions to reduce marine debris. Volunteers are encouraged to collect trash and recyclable materials in separate bags to be disposed of properly.


The Cleanup is a great opportunity to get outdoors and encourage freshmen and other students to take environmental action early in the fall semester!

Resources for your cleanup:
> Learn more about the International Coastal Cleanup
Cleanup Info Webinar Presentation (8.29.19); Watch webinar recording
Instructors Guide - Talking Trash Taking Action (Includes details on how to host a cleanup)
Cleanup Flier - Customizable for your cleanup
Clean Swell App Poster
> How to use the Clean Swell App video
> Coordinator - Trash Data Collection Form
> Volunteer - Trash Data Collection Form
> Ocean Trash Poster
> Can You Top Last Year's Finds? Poster
> Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation