You may live far from the ocean, but litter from your neighborhood could end up there. Heavy rain might wash an empty plastic bottle on the side of the street into a local stream that flows into a larger river and ultimately reaches the ocean. However, we can make a difference by disposing of our trash or recyclables properly and pick up those we see. You can take this one step further by downloading the Debris Tracker app (Google Play or Apple App Store) and helping to collect and build a data set researchers can use to help tackle the plastic-pollution problem. 

This Plastic Pollution Action Journal is designed to help you think through your relationship with plastic. Visit the Debris Tracker or SciStarter webpages to learn more!