800 lbs of Coastal Trash Collected

Thanks to the help and support of people like you, we have collected and properly disposed of more than 800 lbs of coastal trash!

Plastic Seas

Since the second World War, plastic as a convenient ‘throw away’ product has become commonplace in our day to day lives. According to University of Georgia research, an estimated 18 billion pounds of plastic waste enters our oceans each year from coastal regions. That’s the equivalent to 5 grocery bags filled with plastic rubbish sitting on every foot of coastline around the world. This poses serious threats to ocean ecosystems, considering some plastics take thousands of years to completely degrade, outliving us and many generations to come.
It is important to note how plastics have exponentially propelled us into the future, creating a basis for our technological devices, improved efficiency in the medical field, and food storage. However, our insatiable demand for plastics conflicts progression, as plastics have been linked to serious health deficiencies in women who are pregnant, higher risks of cancer, and long-lasting negative affects on marine life and ocean ecosystems.
 

CLOASTAL CLEANUP PROJECT

South Florida Traveling Cleanup
March 2019

South Florida is a magnet for spring breakers from all across the United States, bringing millions of tourists to the state every March and April. While spring break is a great time for students to relax and let loose, the repercussions of beach parties, overflowing trash cans, and negligent ocean goers becomes obvious when the beaches are cleared out.
Plastic rubbish that accumulates along Florida's coastlines can cause serious harm to marine and coastal environments. Wildlife such as sea birds, sea turtles, marine mammals, and fish are at risk of entanglement and ingestion. Our mission is to help combat the plastic pollution crisis by removing as much rubbish as possible from the targeted coastlines, followed by properly recycling and disposing of the collected materials.

FUTURE CLEANUPS

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March 22: Long Key State Park, FL
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March 23: Deerfield Beach, FL
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March 30: Cocoa Beach, FL
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March 31: Daytona Beach, FL
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MORE DATES COMING SOON
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In order to help prevent plastic from entering our seas, Terracene will be conducting coastal cleanup projects in various locations around the world, and we need your help! Stay tuned with our social media pages and/or email subscription to find out when and where our next cleanup project will be! Or, if you would like us to help organize a cleanup in your area, please, CONTACT US!