Collect microplastics in local waterways

Sample of water containing microplastics

The Adventure Scientists toolkit is intended to enable replication of their global water analysis project. It provides a framework for others to get started on this important work.

Microplastics are ubiquitous across waterways: 89% of samples taken by Adventure Scientists in marine systems contained microplastic pollution



  • Allows focus on waterways that are important to you
  • It is a tried and tested procedure
  • Good way to engage a community in water health


  • It is likely you will need access to some water analysis kit
  • Protocols should be followed exactly to get consistent and meaningful results

Making a difference

Adventure Scientists have collected the largest dataset on Earth concerning microplastics, informing policy, research, and education at more than 200 governments, NGOs, and institutions around the world

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution