Log waste using the Marine Debris Tracker

Marine debris litter on a beach

You don't need to participate in a beach cleanup to come across pollution in your everyday life. By logging the items you see or pick up, you can help contribute to a global study collecting data to inform solutions to keep plastic out of our environment.

We produce about 300 million tonnes of plastic waste every year.



  • Free and easy to use
  • Applicable to litter seen in lots of different places, not just the ocean
  • Adds to a global database of data on litter and marine debris, which can be used can be used by anyone, scientists, educators and citizens alike (its open data!)


  • Requires a smartphone
  • Can be time consuming to track and collect litter simultaneously

Making a difference

Over 2 million pieces of litter and debris have been logged into the Marine Debris Tracker all over the world!

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution