Current Campaign

Applying local action to the shoreline plastic pollution issue


Stage One


  • Collect information on communities which will be ideal for the pilot

  • Determine where local fishermen can be reached and incentivized.

  • Investigate centralized collection site

  • Find community support among business and organizations

  • Learn the current state of plastics recycling in the community

Stage Two


  • Use information gathered in research phase, put together a plan of action which will include timelines and dates for pilot to begin

  • Location decision to be finalized and permitting or regulatory permissions to be obtained for site

  • Determine logistics for storage and transport of collected plastic

  • Create a manageable system of values for plastic types collected

Stage Three


  • Create first collection site for pilot program

  • Recruit fishermen for collecting and support their efforts

  • Educate volunteers or staff at collection center for grading sorting and storing of collected plastic

  • Publicize ongoing events online to create awareness and momentum

Stage Four

Sustainment and Iteration

  • Development of metrics for gauging progress on shorelines impacted

  • Assessment of issues impacting collection success and where improvements can be implemented

  • Reach understanding of ongoing expense of running each site and cost projections for sustainability

  • Find keys to successful pilot program and distill them into Template for using in other coastal communities


Subsistence fisherman will participate in the program, during their daily routines they “catch” plastic to exchange for cash or goods.