Marine debris has become a global issue, affecting our oceans, marine life, and human health.

What is marine debris? Find out here. 

Understanding, Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Impacts on Marine and Coastal BioDiversity – A Technical Series from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Watch this Instagram video by @albatross_coalition


A scuba diver found a bicycle in the ocean near Grand Cayman, read more from National Geographic here.


Ever wonder how marine life snacks on our trash? Find out here.

According to NOAA Fisheries, more than 100,000 marine animals die each year from commercial fisheries entanglement.

From interfering with food webs, ghost fishing, and transferring toxins up the food chain, marine debris significantly interferes with the ecosystem and human health. Read more here.

Learn how currents carry marine debris to the Hawaiian Islands.

In Episode 65 of Nothing Wasted! Podcast, Susan Ruffo, executive director of The Circulate Initiative, talks about Ocean Plastic Solutions from Cities, Brands & Waste Collectors.

Marine debris case studies from the Open University of the Netherlands.