Did you know there are over 1200 locations in the USA removing marine debris from our environment? Do you know how they manage the waste they collect? Explore our map to discover a new option for marine debris waste management or find a local group to join and help! Then use our handy Smartphone app, Marine Debris Tracker, to log what you find.
This database was created and populated by our undergraduate research assistant, Jenna Grygier, and also presented at the University of Georgia’s 2012 Undergraduate Research Conference. She compiled the data from web-based resources with some followup phone calls. the purpose of the database is to examine the waste management practices of each marine debris group and event. But it also serves a resource to the public to find these events and explore waste management options. Know of a cleanup event or group not listed? Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.