read ban list 2.0

Are "compostable" and “biodegradable” plant-based plastics the next generation of greenwashing? Created in collaboration with a coalition of partners including Clean Production Action, PPC, Surfrider and UPSTREAM, our new Plastics BAN (Better Alternatives Now) List examines the true life cycle of plastic products in the United States.


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Youth activists are invited to join us in New Orleans for our first annual Ocean Heroes Boot Camp, created in collaboration with UN Environment, Lonely Whale, OceanWise and Captain Planet Foundation. This FREE experiential training program will provide the scientific knowledge and support necessary to tackle single-use plastics in your community. Apply today!

Find science to solutions

Our research, studies and publications drive action on plastic pollution: TrawlShare empowers citizen scientists to collect data, the Plastics BAN List details functional and material alternatives that could replace single-use disposable products, and regional analysis provides essential baseline data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of pollution prevention policies.

Take a trip with mi mar

Mar/My Sea engages diverse groups of underserved high school students in one-day research expeditions. Beginning this month, 400 students from Sunburst Youth Academy will experience the program, learning about plastic pollution through hands-on citizen science aboard a boat generously donated by cause partner Newport Whales.