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LEARN ABOUT THE OCEAN PLASTIC PROBLEM

How many tons of plastics are in the ocean and how did it all get there? Why is ocean plastic a global problem? What are some facts about plastic pollution in our oceans and on our shorelines? Are we eating Microplastics? How should we deal with the recovered plastic from beach cleanups?

HOW WE COMBAT OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION IS EPIC

Our EPIC: Plastic Pollution Emergency Response™ program consists of a 4-pillar approach to dealing with ocean plastics: Education, Policy, Infrastructure and Cleanup. Learn more about how you can get involved and help us transform, cleanup and prevent ocean plastic problems in the first place.

EPIC MISSION

We are a Canadian based, internationally recognized NON-PROFIT organization that has developed a world leading PLASTIC POLLUTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE™ program called EPIC. This dynamic and INTEGRATIVE approach to ocean plastics recovery and transformation combines 4 main components; EDUCATION, POLICY, INFRASTRUCTURE and CLEANUP. 

Our goal is to give the plastic waste we recover from oceans and beach cleanups around the world an ECONOMIC VALUE, stimulating the PLASTIC CIRCULAR ECONOMY while providing communities the long-term TOOLS they need to STEWARD THEIR ENVIRONMENT keeping MORE PLASTIC OUT OF THE OCEANS in the first place.

EPIC SOLUTIONS

The EPIC Program incorporates a four pillar hands-on approach:
EDUCATION, POLICY, INFRASTRUCTURE & CLEANUP.

EDUCATION

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EDUCATION & RESEARCH

EDUCATION & RESEARCH

Worldwide change begins with dedicated and well-informed individual action. We all need to understand the problem and potential solutions. Knowledge drives innovation.
EDUCATION TOOLS
POLICY

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POLICY & ADVOCACY

POLICY & ADVOCACY

Policy is about merging best practice plastic management strategies with the needs of our communities and the health of our planet. Advocating for better programs and practices globally.
POLICY TOOLS
INFRASTRUCTURE

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INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Plastic pollution is a result of waste mismanagement and the over consumption of plastic. Many countries lack adequate infrastructure to manage wastes, resulting in materials being discarded inappropriately.
INFRASTRUCTURE TOOLS
CLEANUP

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CLEANUP & RESTORATION

CLEANUP & RESTORATION

The Cleanup component assists communities in removing plastic pollution from ecologically sensitive environments. It also provides opportunities for citizens to witness plastic pollution and to partake in action-based engagement.
CLEANUP TOOLS

EPIC CREW

EPIC BEACH CLEANUP STATS!

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