While you are out and about this summer, remember the Clean Swell app. Anywhere you find litter and dispose of it in the correct way can be entered into this app to provide researchers and policy makers the information that they need to provide solutions to the issues on litter. The data is collected globally by the Ocean Conservancy.  The app allows you to:

  • Record the trash you collect.
  • Share your results with friends via Facebook, Twitter, and email.
  • Track the total distance cleaned.
  • See the total weight of the trash you collect.
  • Keep a record of your efforts.
  • Help identify trends that are useful in finding solutions.
  • Learn scientific facts about the impact of trash on ocean animals and what you can do to help.

For more information on the program, visit the Ocean Conservancy website.

Information provided by the H&SRC.