Addressing the urgent global problem of litter polluting our oceans and waterways by empowering and educating communities across North America
North America is a significant contributor of land-based marine litter. Common trash from consumer goods in coastal and inland locations make up the majority of trash that eventually becomes marine litter, polluting our waterways and oceans.
Our work educates and empowers local communities by encouraging the prevention, minimization, and management of waste before it finds its way to waterways and oceans.
These campaign tools were designed to create awareness on water and trash flows and provide simple solutions for individuals to prevent and reduce land-based marine litter.
In 2017–2019, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) worked with partners and stakeholders to build community solutions to marine litter in two ecologically rich and economically important transboundary watersheds.
Research and citizen science activities in the Salish Sea watershed helped identify community-based solutions for addressing the problem of marine litter.
A diverse, binational group of stakeholders from the Tijuana River watershed was convened to address the issue of marine litter and implement preventive actions.
This resource was developed to help build and sustain momentum around community actions and initiatives to reduce land-based marine litter.
A project overview detailing the engagement process and activities carried out in the Tijuana River and the Salish Sea watersheds.
A project overview and details the engagement processes and activities carried out in the Salish Sea
A project overview and details the engagement processes and activities carried out in the Tijuana River