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Promote CCWF with Your Team

Many people are still unaware of the way their actions affect our waters. Understanding the dynamics of stormwater runoff and how we can avoid polluting, is the first step to change. Use your business as an opportunity to grow awareness and education among your staff.

Problems


To Stop Litter, We all Need to do our Part

Despite years of industry regulations, litter ordinances, and educational advancements, our area's waters continues to be threatened by a variety of pollutants. While no single government, business, or organization keep our waters clean, together, as we all do our part, we can create a clean water future.

200M Items in 30 years

Over the course of the 30-year history of the International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers have removed over 200 million items from beaches and waterways around the world. The top-ten list of items removed includes items like plastics bottles, plastic bottle caps, aluminum cans, cigarette butts, derelict fishing gear and a range of disposable plastic goods and food packaging. (Ocean Conservancy, 2016)

750 Tons of Debris in Alabama in 30 Years

Since 1987, over 77,000 volunteers have participated in the Alabama Coastal Cleanups and picked up a total of more than 750 tons of debris. (Alabama Coastal Cleanup, 2015)

Debris on Dauphin Island Beach - Photo by Caitlin Wessel

Over 5 Million Tons of Plastic

Of the 300 million tons of plastic waste created in 2010 in coastal countries, scientists believe 5.2 to 14 million tons of it enters the oceans then washes up on our beaches (Science, 2015).

Degraded plastics recovered from Dauphin Island by Caitlin Wessel

Things You Can Do


Show PSA's in Break Room

Include our short PSA clips at safety video showings or play our different videos on your break room TVís. You can download them on our Partner Resources Page

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