3. Organize a Trash Hunt, under or above water!
Worldwide, as much as 80% of all plastic in the ocean comes from land. That’s why you should consider organizing a Trash Hunt on land and keep your eyes peeled for plastic during your dive as well. During a Trash Hunt, we not only clean up, but we also record all tidied waste by using the Litterati app. Worldwide, over 2 million items of tidied waste have been recorded this way so far!
Information from the litterati app makes it possible to tackle the litter problem at the source: by mapping out the waste, we can identify and address the sources of the problem.
You can use the Litterati app to take a picture of the litter and tag the location, the brand, the type of packaging and the material. You can create your own group with your diving centre/ organisation/group of friends, or take part in our Trash Hunters group: Divers for the ocean.
Note! If you create a private group, don’t forget to choose the Plastic Soup Foundation as an affiliate. Only then we will receive the information you collect!
Click here for instruction videos and further explanation about the Litterati app.
Of course, you can also do an underwater Trash Hunt. Bring the litter up with you and record it in the Litterati app above water.