7 Trash Management Techniques for Preventing Ocean Contamination

Written for The Ocean Legacy Foundation by Erich Lawson Marine trash is becoming a major problem around the globe, poisoning our oceans and throwing their natural ecosystems out of balance. Toxic chemicals, crude oil and plastic are particularly dangerous, breaking down into small particles that are swallowed by fish, birds and marine mammals, causing reproductive Read More

Hidden Heroes

Now Newspaper: HIDDEN HEROES, Surrey couple is keen to clean the globe’s oceans

Article From The Now Newspaper By TOM ZILLICH February 2, 2017 · 10:45 AM Newton’s Chloé Dubois and James Middleton are founders of the Ocean Legacy Foundation. / TOM ZILLICH SURREY — Chloé Dubois has seen her share of plastic drink containers floating in the ocean off Vancouver Island, but it was the number of Read More


The Big Sort – Haikai Magazine

Clearing tonnes of plastic debris off beaches is only the first step—then comes the conundrum of what to do with it all. by Laura Trethewey READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT HAIKAI MAGAZINE Published December 19, 2016 On a sunny afternoon in September, a barge roughly the size of a dump truck pulls into Delta, British Read More

The 14 Day Upcycle Challenge Kids

CBC News: Scores of children help divert beach garbage from landfill

Field-tripping children and volunteers race to clear a warehouse of recyclables By Rafferty Baker, CBC News Posted: Oct 14, 2016 11:09 AM PTLast Updated: Oct 14, 2016 11:09 AM PT Chloe Dubois with Ocean Legacy Foundation stands in front of a pile of Styrofoam sorted by groups of children, (Krista Tulloch) Groups of school children have Read More


40 Tons of Marine Debris Collected From Beach in British Columbia – Global News

SOURCE: http://globalnews.ca/news/2966393/40-tonnes-of-ocean-garbage-collected-off-vancouver-island-unloaded-in-richmond/ WATCH: A barge loaded with 40 tonnes of marine garbage collected by volunteers arrived in Richmond Tuesday. And while it was expected that most of it would be leftover from the 2011 Japanese Tsunami, the real story is even more disturbing. Linda Aylesworth reports. A barge filled with 40 tonnes of marine debris Read More


Colossal cleanup effort in Pacific Rim National Park – WesterlyNews.ca

Ucluelet joined Alaska in a major shoreline clearing event last year involving a roughly 100-metre barge. The district is set to participate in a similar effort this month. — image credit: Karla Robison   by  Andrew Bailey – Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News  posted Aug 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM— updated Aug 12, 2016 at 9:30 AM Local volunteers Read More


‘Garbarge’ delivers tonnes of marine debris recovered from B.C. coast

CTV Vancouver Published Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:15PM PDT A barge loaded with 40 tonnes of garbage and marine debris from the west coast of Vancouver Island delivered its payload to the mainland Tuesday. The trash was collected from remote beaches by hundreds of volunteers over the past seven months, an operation organizers at Living Read More


Tsunami debris cleared from Island beaches – Times Colonist

Times Colonist 21 Sep 2016 JEFF LEE ARNT ARNTZEN, LIVING OCEANS SOCIETYA coastal recovery operation began Tuesday to clear dozens of beaches on the west coast of Vancouver Island of debris and plastics. Much of it washed ashore after the 2011 tsunami that swept Japan. Work began Tuesday to clear dozens of beaches on the Read More