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Pollution & Plastics

Our ocean is 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 Ocean Wise has dedicated to its ocean pollution program

Pollution Tracker

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.

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