Plastic pollution and microplastics in particular are a significant threat to marine ecosystems and human health.

The Big Microplastic Survey is a global project that will use citizen science to gather essential data about microplastics and mesoplastic in rivers, lakes and coastal regions

Get involved!  The project is open to anyone, whether you are an organisation, academic institution, or a concerned individual.  If you have access to a beach, riverbank, lakeside, or coastline you can get involved.

What's involved

“The whole of the eco systems of the world are based on the healthy ocean and if that part of the planet becomes dysfunctional and goes wrong, then the whole of life on this planet will suffer”

Sir David Attenborough

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Citizen Science Association Convention

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We recently attended the Citizen Science Association Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Having submitted an abstract to the convention we were delighted to be able to present the findings of…

Check out the map!

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We recently set up a Google MyMap to show how many people are registering for the Big Microplastic Survey and where they are from.  The response has been amazing and…
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Microplastic Problems in Sian Ka’an – Mexico

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Sian Ka'an in the Mexican Caribbean is the largest protected area in the region.  It was designated as a Biosphere Reserve in 1986 and is home to a wide range…