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Find your trashed beach or coastal area on this map!

How to Use the Map

  • Zoom in and out
  • Locate beaches around the world that regularly accumulate trash and plastic.
  • Cick on the icon representing any beach or coastal area to see an image, a summary of the problem in that area, what is being done, and links to additional resources.
  • See the major sources of trash (ten rivers and five countries)
  • View ocean current visualizations that indicate how trash might have arrived at its final location
  • Change the base imagery by clicking on the thumbnail in the lower left corner.
  • Click on the ">>" icon on the upper left to see your viewing choices.

Is your beach trashed? If you know of a beach that regularly accumulates significant amounts of trash and plastic you can add it to our map here.

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