Pollution & Plastics
Our oceans are home to countless marine species under threat from plastic pollution, underwater noise and chemicals. But it’s not just the whales and salmon that pay the price — humans are at risk, too.
Tons of plastic ends up in our ocean annually
Cleanup volunteers in Canada since 1994
Cleanups along 44,262 kilometres of shoreline
Amount of single-use plastic actually recycled in Canada
Kilograms of garbage diverted from Canada's waterways
Years OceanWise has dedicated to its ocean pollution program
A monitoring program for coastal British Columbia, Canada, PollutionTracker documents the levels and trends of hundreds of contaminants of concern in mussels and nearshore ocean sediments.