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Water: Marine Debris

Trash Free Waters

Trash and litter along our coasts and in our waterways can be harmful to our health, the environment, and the economy.  Most trash that ends up in the water begins its journey on land. 

EPA is working to reduce the amount of trash and litter that enters streams and rivers, lakes and bays, beaches and coastlines, and ultimately the world’s oceans. This Agency work includes outreach and education, research, and new program partnerships.

However, we cannot solve this problem alone.  EPA needs help from citizens, businesses, municipalities, researchers, and many others to keep trash out of our waters.  Everyone needs to pitch in!

This web site is a one-stop-shop for information on how to keep our waters trash free.  Please click on the links below to learn more about what you can do to help solve this problem!


Are you a Marine Debris Hero? Click Below to Play the Game! 

Click here to play the Marine Debris Hero Game!

Looking for Marine Debris Resources? Click below!
Marine Debris Toolkit Link



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