Marine PlasticS Ambassadors

In a single year, 11 million metric tons of new plastic enters our ocean with estimates of that number potentially tripling by 2040. Of those numbers 5 million metric tons are plastic films and another 0.7 million metric tons are microplastics, staggering numbers that speak to the urgency that we must take action to mitigate this issue, especially in urban centers in coastal communities.

Building a pathway of leadership and professional opportunities for young ocean conservation leaders is key to eliminating marine debris in order to restore the ocean to health and abundance. EarthEcho has partnered with SC Johnson to build a network of youth to become Marine Plastics Ambassadors—a force for ocean restoration. Twenty-five young leaders (ages 16-22 in the Great Lakes region) will engage with the powerful multimedia experience of Blue Paradox and mobilize that inspiration to build and execute plastics pollution mitigation campaigns or projects to address the issue authentically in their local communities.

If you have any questions, please contact EarthEcho’s Marine Plastics Program Manager, Sam Athey at Thank you for your support!

Interested in taking action to end plastic pollution? Check out our marine plastics campaigns and get involved today!



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Marine Plastics Ambassadors


Marine Plastics Ambassador Program


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Meet our Marine Plastics Ambassadors

We’re proud to work with this outstanding group of young advocates and community leaders working to end plastic pollution in their communities.