Tackling
plastic pollution
at the source

We’re not giving up until we’re sure our future will be free of plastic pollution.

#PlasticPatrol was set up in 2016 and we have already made great strides to remove plastic waste from 30 countries around the World. We combine community action with disruptive technology to gather important data for scientific research into plastic pollution. With your help we can continue our mission to stop plastic pollution at the source.

Our mission

To combat the plastic crisis by eliminating single use plastic and developing sustainable alternatives.

Plastic pollution is an environmental catastrophe affecting life in all forms, including ourselves, across the world. By 2050, the weight of plastic in the ocean could be two times the weight of all the fish that live there. We are responsible. Plastic is entirely man-made and so every piece of plastic you see littering the planet is a direct result of our actions.

We can do something
about this

We want a future where our environment is not threatened by plastic.  A future where people and nature thrive.  A future for adventure and life free of pollution

#PlasticPatrol combines community action, technology and science to clean up, understand and solve the plastic problem. We work in three key areas:

• Clean up events

• Citizen science using the #PlasticPatrol app to collect data on plastic pollution

• Developing partnerships with businesses, organisations and individuals to raise awareness and help implement sustainable practices

How clean-ups work

We plan clean-up’s all over the world to bring communities together, for people who want to do their bit and have a little adventure at the same time.  The clean-ups can be inland or on our waterways. Every clean up, where plastic waste is seen, photographed and shared and then cleared away, helps our environment.

Request to join a clean up adventure we have listed or create your own.

Collect plastic together

Photograph and log your plastic haul on the #PlasticPatrol app

Spread the word through social media and tag @plasticpatrol & #plasticpatrol to tell us what you’ve been up to!

About the Founder

In 2016 Lizzie Carr, aka Lizzie Outside, launched #PlasticPatrol after seeing how flooded our waterways are with plastic pollution. She is a natural born adventurer and has dedicated herself to exploring the UK by paddle board, using her journey to highlight and educate on wider environmental issues affecting our land and waterways.

Lizzie has completed some amazing expeditions. In May 2016 she became the first person in history to paddle board the length of England’s waterways, solo and unsupported. She finished the 400-mile journey in 22 days, plotting over 2000 photos of plastic pollution she encountered and earning international recognition from both the media and general public for her efforts.

In April 2018 Lizzie paddled the length of the Hudson River in America to highlight the plastic pollution issue globally.

#PlasticPatrol began on a paddleboard but has grown to be a global movement of like-minded people working together on land and water to protect the environment we love.

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