Plastic Patrol app
Photograph pollution in nature
Count how many pieces you have collected
Categorise each piece by type and brand and upload your photo
View your images on our interactive app to see how you have helped tackle pollution
Share your impact on social media and tag us!
The Plastic Patrol app is the first ever reliable and freely available tool to identify global pollution trends.
It’s now used to log all litter in a database of real-time information about pollution. If you see it, we want to know about it.
Download the app and add to the map.
Our ambition is to conduct a world leading survey of inland plastic pollution, and with your help we can collect enough data to drive global changes at both community and governmental level. The contributions of volunteers logging small litter discoveries through the app is the key to all of our work.
In London alone, the River Thames carries 18 tonnes of plastic into the ocean each year. With the help of volunteers all over the world who contribute to the app, we are continuing to gather important insight about the health of our planet and empowering individuals to impact future global policy decisions.
We have so far documented over 270,000 pieces of litter through our app since 2016. With the help of our dedicated patrollers, our goal is to reach the 1 million mark!
Our annual report published at the start of 2019 reached all the way to the government as well as eight of the UK’s top polluting brands, who we are in continuous dialogue with. The contributions to our research made through the Plastic Patrol app have been crucial in giving us the platform needed to affect change at the highest possible level.
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