There are 60x more pieces of plastic in the ocean than stars in our galaxy, and roughly 3 garbage trucks of waste enter our oceans every minute. Studies have confirmed plastics in human blood and lung tissue as well as babies’ poop. Nanoplastics have even been found in human placentas, meaning we are born already impacted by plastics.
This is why Debris Free Oceans is stopping plastic pollution at its source by engaging youth, businesses, governments, and our communities in #plasticfree programs!
Where can I mail my check?
Debris Free Oceans
c/o Caiti Waks, Esq.
2980 McFarlane Rd., Miami, FL 33133
Are donations deductible?
All donations are 100% tax deductible to the extent permitted by law for US citizens. Debris Free Global, Inc., dba Debris Free Oceans, is a501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with EIN 46-4581532.
We’ve educated 10,000 students in Miami-Dade
Through our education program, we have educated over 10,000 students in Miami-Dade County about plastic pollution through in-class and virtual presentations. Our Sustainable Business Workshop inspires high-school students to take action eliminating plastic waste at their schools. After one of our workshops, students pushed their school’s administration to eliminate over 5,000 single-use plastic trays every single day from the waste generated at their cafeteria. Our Trash Olympics provided K-5 graders the opportunity to learn about plastic pollution through play.
We’ve cleaned up 50,000 pounds of trash
Through our cleanup programs, we’ve engaged over 8,000 people at cleanups removing over 49,000 pounds of trash from the streets, beaches, and reefs. We host SCUBA Cleanups, Keg N Kleans, Pub Crawl Pick Ups, Yoga Cleanups, SUP Cleanups, Kayak Cleanups, and Corporate Team Building Cleanup Events. Many people attribute cleanups to their initial experience learning about plastic pollution, noting that once they see the trash, they cannot “unsee” it.
We’ve engaged 14,000 people at nearly 300 zero-waste events
Through our lifestyle awareness events program, we have hosted over 200 events promoting sustainability to over 14,000 attendees. Our unique events creatively blend sustainability principles into positive and engaging environments. We’ve hosted everything from Eco-Fashion Shows to Compost Workshops to Eco-Friendly Spin Classes, celebrating businesses taking steps to eliminate single-use plastics.
We’ve eliminated 1M plastic items
Through our sustainability consulting program, we have eliminated over 1 million plastic items from the waste stream by consulting local businesses on how to stop using single-use plastic. We also work with local governments to implement sustainability campaigns. We helped launch and continue to run the City of Miami Beach’s #plasticfreeMB and Miami-Dade County’s #plasticfree305 programs. Each are voluntary certification programs for businesses that eliminate single-use plastics.