Environmental

Clean up the ocean

 
 
 

The Problem

Ocean trash can kill wildlife and damage fragile marine ecosystems. It is estimated that there are 150 million metric tons of plastic in the ocean. The global share of marine fish stocks that are within biologically sustainable levels declined from 90 percent in 1974 to 69 percent in 2013. Global trends point to continued deterioration of coastal waters due to pollution and eutrophication. Without concerted efforts, coastal eutrophication (i.e., excessive richness of nutrients water, frequently due to runoff from the land, which causes death of animal life) is expected to increase in 20 percent of large marine ecosystems by 2050.

How You Can Help

You can fund the removal of verified pounds of trash from a beach or ocean. We have partnered with local cleanup organizations who regularly lead groups of volunteers to remove trash from beaches and oceans in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Sustainable Development Goals

By funding this event, you are helping the world reach its goals.

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About the providers

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SeaTheBiggerPicture

SeaTheBiggerPicture is ridding South African waters and beaches of marine litter through education, beach cleanups and corporate engagement. South African fish stocks, on which tens of thousands of jobs in coastal communities depend, are in decline while demand for sea food continues to grow. #SEATHEBIGGERPICTURE Ocean Initiative is a Cape Town-based organization established in 2018, focusing on coastal environmental education and ocean pollution awareness through school outreach programmes and public talks.

 
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Oceano Reddentes

Oceano Reddentes is a registered non profit charity and brainchild of 13 year old Jade Bothma. Oceano Reddentes expresses its mission as ‘saving the sea one piece of plastic at a time,’ with a strong vision to save the ocean and build homes for those in need'. Oceano Reddentes, based in Cape Town, South Africa, has a four pronged approach to save our oceans and turn plastic waste into a commodity: education, research, building, and growth.