The HKICC is more than a beach cleanup; it's a year-round movement. The ocean is essential to the health of everything on our planet, but harmful impacts like climate change and overfishing are taking their toll. The International Coastal Cleanup provides a direct, tangible way to make a difference, supported by educational programs throughout the year and culminating in a media-supported region-wide campaign every fall.
Trash in the ocean kills countless seabirds, sea turtles and marine animals through ingestion and entanglement. By bringing awareness and action to marine trash, one of the largest problems we face, this global event serves to empower citizens to be marine environmental stewards while participating in an engaging and fun activity.
Our team believes that the power of media is a vital tool in helping communities achieve a more sustainable way of life. We are deeply grateful for the vision and support of our media partners.
For US and international media enquiries, please also visit the Ocean Conservancy Marine Debris News Room to join the Ocean Conservancy press mailing list or contact the ICC media relations department.
The 2011 Marine Debris Report (download HERE) offers a global snapshot of the hazardous effects of trash in the ocean, including a 25-year data summary and detailed country-by-country findings.
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