Commitment to Action

Ocean Conservancy's Trash Free Seas Alliance

Commitment by

Ocean Conservancy, Inc.

In 2011, Ocean Conservancy committed to launching a new initiative, the Trash Free Seas Alliance, to challenge sustainability leaders into developing new solutions to reduce the inflow and impact of ocean trash by asking them to make individual plans of action to reduce ocean trash. Ocean Conservancy's Trash Free Seas Alliance will bring together leaders from industry, finance, conservation, and science to jointly identify and collaborate on new meaningful, high-impact solutions to ocean trash. Each Alliance member will develop a plan that takes immediate steps to reduce their impact on ocean health by working to eliminate ocean trash. Plans could include the following: identify meaningful changes in supply chain sourcing, manufacturing goals, or the development of stronger institutional policies and practices that reduce the impact of trash on ocean health. Jointly, the Alliance will collectively increase member impact by encouraging new insights, sharing high-impact interventions and expertise, and developing vertically and horizontally integrated market innovations to yield greater results.





Ocean Conservancy's Trash Free Seas Alliance



Est. Duration

1 Year

Estimated Total Value



Northern America

Commitment by

Ocean Conservancy, Inc.

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

The Coca-Cola Company, Illinois Tool Works, Covanta Energy Corporation, Dow Jones & Company, Veritiv, Nestle Waters, Algalita, The Marine Mammal Center, Project AWARE