Did you know that a staggering 250 million metric tons of plastic could make its way to the ocean in the next 10 years? And that as much as 70 percent of marine litter has been estimated to end up on the seabed.
Marine debris comes from many land and ocean sources. Yet few of us understand that our trash can travel over land, down streams, rivers and storm drains to the ocean.
That's why Project AWARE is collecting marine debris data from divers. We're painting a clear picture of the underwater trash that threatens ocean life and building a case against ocean trash for all to see.