Solutions

There are many ways people can prevent and reduce marine debris – from government action to individual lifestyle changes.

This unique program turns marine debris in Hawai'i into usable electricity.

Volunteer to pick up marine litter in your local community and help keep our coastlines clear!

Students and teachers can take active roles in preventing the problem of marine debris. Educating students - and their families - on the importance of understanding and changing the behaviors that cause debris is an important step.

As a boater or marina owner, you appreciate all that our oceans and waterways have to offer, and you want to ensure that you - and your customers - can enjoy those waters again and again. Unfortunately, marine debris poses several threats to boaters and the oceans and waterways they enjoy.

As a fisher, you respect and appreciate our oceans and waterways and you want to ensure that future generations can carry on the fishing tradition. Unfortunately, marine debris poses several threats to people who enjoy fishing and its related activities.

Sand, surf, sun and fun - these are just some reasons you love going to the shore. Unfortunately, marine debris can trash your day at the beach. In addition to being unsightly, debris can also pose threats to beachgoers just like you.

The Honolulu Strategy is a framework for a comprehensive and global effort to reduce the ecological, human health, and economic impacts of marine debris.

Recycling is not only a way to reduce your impact, but also a great way to prevent marine debris! Learn to do it correctly.

The Great Lakes Land-based Marine Debris Action Plan provides partners a roadmap to success for addressing marine debris in the region.

Japan Tsunami Debris Floating
Japan Tsunami Debris Floating