The Global Declaration obliges signatories to commit to action in six areas: education, research, public policy, best practices, recycling/recovery, and product stewardship. As of the last progress report (2018), more than 355 marine litter projects have been planned, underway, or completed around the globe. Our projects range in size, focus, and scope and involve an ever growing number of partners. All are forging cooperation and furthering progress to prevent, reduce, and improve understanding of marine litter. At the present time this list does not reflect the entire universe of commitments.  We are currently working to get each project included here.  We will remove this notice when the entries are completed.

Keep California Beautiful

Keep California Beautiful, K-12 Recycling Challenge

American Chemistry Council contributed a 50,000 sponsorship to Keep California Beautiful KCB’s Mission: “Working to ignite individuals, state and local governments, community, and corporate responsibility through strategic initiatives and volunteer action to preserve and protect…

Marine Litter Solutions

Cleveland Recycling Internship

The goal of this internship was to develop a comprehensive overview of recycling programs in the Greater Cleveland area and recommend how to advance recycling in the region. Programs in the region for waste reduction…

Marine Litter Solutions

Environmental Resources Planning

Environmental Resources Planning, LLC (ERP), at the request of the American Chemistry Council and their Marine Debris Group (ACC), will conduct a comprehensive study of litter of the Down East area of North Carolina. ERP…

Save the Bay Narragansett Bay

Save the Bay Narragansett Bay

Save The Bay completed critical work over the first phase of a pilot initiative to reduce shoreline trash and debris at its source in Warwick, RI. Save The Bay was able to streamline its efforts…

Marine Litter Solutions

New End Market Opportunities for film

This project aims to identify new end markets for PE films so we can continue to grow retail film collection and recycling in the U.S. In Phase II, we’ve identified 59 mmlbs. of new annual…

Marine Litter Solutions

Plastics Industry Association

This effort aims to understand how using recycled PE films in asphalt formulations can enhance the performance, and lifespan, of asphalt. PLASTICS worked with NCAT to perform all necessary testing to develop the ideal recycled…