By 2050, there will be more plastic in the world’s ocean than fish!

What we know - by the numbers

1,000,000

Plastic bottles sold every minute

48 million

pounds of plastics flows into our oceans each day

315

The average person uses 315 plastic bottles a year

Beyond the numbers

(Plastics crisis untold story)

1,000,000s of containers of plastic waste are shipped and dumped (often illegally) in countries such as India that lack the infrastructure or support to recycle it. It’s from here that plastic finds its way to rivers and waterways and becomes ocean plastic.

Informal waste collectors are the last and most significant line of defence against ocean plastic.

The vast majority of informal waste collectors families in Indies are unhoused. They face stigma and are ridiculed by much of society.

Meaning those doing some of the most important and humble work, removing and recycling ocean-bound plastic, are living in some of the toughest conditions in the world.

Protecting Oceans By Building Livelihoods

Waste collectors get paid a fair wage for the plastic waste they collect. They also get access to healthcare for their families, proper safety equipment, sanitation facilities and other aid.

Supporting waste collectors is a pivotal part of turning the tap off ocean plastic!

Together we've removed:

44,982lbs

20,446 KG OF PLASTIC

2,044,626

EQUIVALENT PLASTIC BOTTLES

Our Target:
100,000,000

Stop the equivalent of 100 million single use-plastic bottles from reaching the ocean

Other Projects

One Movement
Change Makers

Funding power boots-on-the-ground projects by young, passionate, social/environmental activists. Check out our incredible activists and the projects we've funded so far...

Namma Mane: Our First Project

Namma Mane Means
"Our Home"

Working with the Plastics For Change Foundation in India, we built a house using building materials made from low quality, hard to recycle plastics. There is now a waste collector, Jayakar and his previously unhoused family of 5, living inside.