Pollution has been reported to be one of the five main drivers of the current biodiversity crisis, threatening 40% of marine mammals with extinction.
Marine pollution is diverse, from tiny fibres which shed from clothes, to chemicals washed down the sink. Pollutants, including plastic, chemicals and bacteria travel from our towns and cities to our seas, as well as from activities directly in our ocean.
If we don’t tackle pollution at source, these highly persistent chemicals and plastics will continue to increase in our ocean causing untold damage. That's where we come in.
In this section you will find links to papers, publications and important documents related to our Clean Seas area of work.
With ocean pollution at an all time high, we need to make changes in the way we produce and consume products - moving away from a single-use product model.
Our ocean may appear vast but our devastating human footprint is found everywhere, with plastic found in the deepest ocean and your local beach.
Often invisible to the human eye, harmful chemicals are polluting our ocean and impacting marine life. We need to turn the tide on chemical pollution and stop it at source before it's too late.
Water quality and sewage
Pollution can affect the quality of water in our ocean, in turn affecting the marine wildlife that call the ocean home. From wet wipes to sewage sludge, the impacts of this pollution can be devastating.