How to Help

Personal Actions & Initiatives

  • Reduce waste

  • Reduce consumption of single-use plastics

  • Reuse & Recycle

  • Demand "extended producer responsibility"

  • Limit the source of plastic

  • Clean up litter

  • Participate in beach cleanups

  • Check cosmetics labels for microplastics

  • Educate friends, family, teachers, and colleagues about the topic

  • Pursue policy initiatives

  • Check out our NOAA Marine Debris prevention project: