Signed the pledge? Great, now take action! Even the most modest everyday actions can make a world of difference – participate in our challenge to #BePlasticWise.
The Story of Plastic and the Ocean
What happens to your plastic bottle when you recycle it?
Reduce, Reuse or Recycle?
Saving Sea lions: Why Marine Plastic Matters
How does your Plastic end up in the Arctic?
How Does Plastic End Up in the Ocean?
What happens to microplastics in the ocean?
How Ocean Wise Is Fighting The Plastic Problem
Ocean Wise and the PAC Packaging Consortium (PAC) teamed up in 2018 to inform and present industry-specific solutions to the global issue of ocean plastic pollution. Packaging waste is present in the aquatic environment, and the packaging industry can be a part of the solution. The white paper presenting the science and solutions can be downloaded now.
In the ocean, plastic breaks down over time into tinier pieces, found from pole to pole. The Coastal Ocean Research Institute, an Ocean Wise initiative, conducts groundbreaking research on microplastic pollution.
Sea Lion Rescue
Countless marine animals are endangered by plastic debris in the ocean. Our Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Program team pioneered a rescue method to disentangle sea lions.
At Ocean Wise, we’re embarking on our own single-use plastic reduction journey. We’ve gone 100% water bottle free and we’ve taken steps to reduce plastic disposables throughout our premises by replacing disposables with ocean-friendly alternatives.
Things You Can Do
Host a Shoreline Cleanup
Keep plastic out of compost
Make your own #BePlasticWise body scrub
Make your own #BePlasticWise granola bars
Use reusable containers
Make your own ocean-friendly all purpose cleaner
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Shoreline Spotlight: Site Coordinator Tackles Litter on Foot and Flotilla
What a Summer! Reconnecting Toronto to Shorelines
Shoreline cleanups happen everywhere – even in the Arctic!
Showing up for shorelines and breaking records
Ocean Bridge ambassador founds Project Snorkel
Interview with Shoreline Cleanup volunteer Vanessa Fladmark