Campaign “If it doesn’t go in the bin it goes in the sea”

A joint initiative by Oceano Azul Foundation and Oceanário de Lisboa

Our goal

Creating awareness to the problem of marine litter.

Initiative status
Stage 3 : Ongoing
Initiative keywords
  • ecosystems
  • Learning
  • Ocean
  • Sustainable
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Description

If it doesn’t go in the bin it goes in the sea. This is the message of the campaign, with an environmental action, from the Oceano Azul Foundation and the Oceanário de Lisboa, in partnership with Olá, aiming to alert Portuguese to one of the biggest environmental problems on the planet: marine litter.

If it doesn’t go in the bin it goes in the sea.
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Know the TOP 10 Marine debris found on the shore and at the beaches.

Read more about this campaign here.

This is the message of the first environmental awareness campaign of the Oceano Azul Foundation. Designed with Oceanário de Lisboa, and in partnership with Olá, the initiative is a wake-up call to one of the planet’s greatest environmental problems: marine litter.

Cigarette butts

If we don’t act, cigarette butts left on the ground will be a threat to marine life.

Cotton Buds

If we don’t act, garbage placed in the toilet will continue to kill thousands of marine animals.

Ice Cream Packaging

If we don’t act, millions of marine animals will continue to eat garbage that goes in the sea.

What We Do

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Ocean’s news

October 7, 2017
Oceano Azul Foundation presents three commitments for ocean conservation Oceano Azul Foundation presents three commitments for ocean conservation   José Soares dos Santos, President of the Oceano Azul Foundation, was one of the speakers at the Our Ocean conference, held on October 5-6 in Malta. Organized since 2014 by John Kerry, as Vice-President of the United States of America, and this year hosted by [...]
September 15, 2017
Experts discuss the state of the ocean at the Oceanário de Lisboa

14 and 15 September
Organized by the United Nations Secretariat, the initiative has the support of the Portuguese Government and a partnership with Oceano Azul Foundation. The goal is to promote a debate that feeds the scientific work of elaborating the second “World Ocean Assessment”.

September 11, 2017
“Seabed is the main destination for plastics going into the ocean”

Interview to Christopher K. Pham
Christopher K. Pham, researcher at the Institute of Marine Research and at Universidade dos Açores, explains the problematic of marine litter on the seabed and the reason why he associated with the campaign “If it doesn’t go in the bin it goes in the sea.”

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