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Shoreline Cleanup

We empower coastal communities to stop the leak of plastics into our ocean, reinvent products and work towards a plastic-free future.


Cleanup volunteers in Canada since 1994


Cleanups along 44,262 kilometres of shoreline


Amount of single-use plastic actually recycled in Canada

Lead a cleanup

Want to put citizen science to action in your community, and stop the leak of plastic into our ocean? Sign up to lead a cleanup, or join one already scheduled. The Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup microsite has all the info you need.

Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup

The Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup has grown into one of the largest direct action programs in Canada. Providing Canadians across the country with the opportunity to take action in their communities wherever water meets land — one piece of litter at a time.

In 2021 Ocean Wise launched the Shoreline Cleanup in America. Americans in California or Texas, can register to lead a cleanup!

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