Litter prevention through community science
The South Carolina Aquarium encourages citizens to track and remove plastics and other debris from both land and water. Litter data are critical in identifying the most problematic debris and can be a powerful tool in helping to develop solutions for reducing trash. Collectively, these efforts improve human health, promote habitat conservation, and save wildlife.
The South Carolina Aquarium started the Litter Journal in 2017, as a way to encourage citizens to track and remove plastics and other debris from our environment. Support from PalmettoPride has further improved the tool. Join and add to the more than 2.3 million pieces of debris that have been recorded and removed from our environment, most of which are plastic-based items.