Combining citizen science with disruptive technology to eradicate single use materials from our environment.

At Plastic Patrol we combine community action with disruptive technology to gather important data for scientific research into pollution by man-made materials. By crowdsourcing the distribution, type, brand and quantity of waste all over the world, through our cutting edge app, we are continuing to build a valuable evidence base to eradicate single use materials and stop it from destroying our planet.

Who are we?

Plastic Patrol is an international not-for-profit organisation tackling plastic pollution.  We are ‘do-ers’ and with a passionate army of volunteers all over the world, supporting our mission, we are driving change towards a sustainable future that truly closes the loop on pollution, whether that be plastic or any other material.

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How it works

Want to be part of the Plastic Patrol Tribe? See it, Snap it, Map it. It’s as easy as that.

Your contributions from all over the world are important for two reasons:

It helps us understand the location, type, brand and quantity of polluting materials so we can better understand how to tackle it.

It gives us a clear idea of where ‘grot spots’ are so we can take a more educated approach to mobilising #PlasticPatrol teams globally to help clear it up.

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With your help

Plastic Patrol depends on the power of people. Our action together in numbers:

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Building a
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Over the last two years we have intercepted over 280 tonnes of plastic waste from inland areas before it reaches the oceans. That is equivalent to the weight of 15 million water bottles! With your help we can continue to tackle the global plastic crisis from its source.

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