Thousands of marine animals worldwide have been affected by plastic pollution, including sea turtles, seabirds, and marine mammals. Therefore, clean-ups are vital to mitigate the problem caused by ocean debris and the danger that plastic pollution poses to marine life.
So, do beach cleanups make a difference? Yes, they do. Every piece of litter intercepted from the beach is one less piece of litter that doesn’t end up in the ocean. Cleanups are important mitigation tools that can help create an understanding of the problem and encourage people to engage in solutions.
Are you interested in volunteering your time to do a clean up? You can find with different organizations here.
Cleanup projects are like ripples in a pond. They aid in beach restoration. They prevent debris from flowing back into the ocean. They also protect marine life from getting killed due to debris.