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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Plastic is durable and takes hundreds of years to decompose, leading to long-term environmental damage. Removing plastic from oceans is crucial for the health of marine ecosystems, human well-being, and the sustainability of our
    planet. It is an important step in mitigating the harm caused by plastic pollution and working towards a cleaner, healthier environment.

    It poses a threat to human health and safety. When plastics break down into tiny particles known as microplastics, they can enter the food chain and be consumed by fish and other seafood. As a result, these microplastics can ultimately end up on our dinner plates. The long-term health effects of ingesting microplastics are still being studied, but there are concerns they may have adverse effects on human health.

  • Plastic pollution in the ocean has a severe impact on marine life. Many marine animals mistake plastics for food and end up ingesting or becoming entangled in them, which can lead to injury, suffocation, or even death. Removing plastic helps reduce these harmful effects on marine ecosystems.

  • It impacts economies, not to mention, it is so gross! Beaches covered in plastic waste are unattractive and can deter visitors. The negative impact on tourism and coastal economies can be significant.

    Rainwater, wind and floods carry plastic waste from the land into the oceans. Safe recovery/intercepting of ocean bound plastic before it enters our waterways provides needed jobs in developing countries, improves tourism to coastal communities, keeps our oceans cleaner which also impacts our climate.