UN Environment launched Clean Seas (#CleanSeas on social media) in February 2017, with the aim of engaging governments, the general public and the private sector in the fight against marine plastic pollution. Over the next five years, we will address the root-cause of marine litter by targeting the production and consumption of non-recoverable and single-use plastic. To do this effectively, we need citizens to be aware, engaged and active in addressing the problem in their daily lives and beyond.

By connecting individuals, civil society groups, industry and governments, UN Environment Programme is a catalyst for change, transforming habits, practices, standards and policies around the globe to dramatically reduce marine litter and the harm it causes. The campaign contributes to the goals of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter, a voluntary open-ended partnership for international agencies, governments, businesses, academia, local authorities and non-governmental organizations hosted by UN Environment. Become a member of the partnership to join a vibrant community of environmental leaders to share experiences, coordinate activities and exchange ideas to find innovative solutions to the marine litter problem. As a member, you will also have access to exclusive webinars and other member-only events. For more information, please send an email to the office of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter.

Read more about some key campaign milestones.