Oshki Beach Cleanup Efforts: Donate - Oshki

Oshki Beach Cleanups

Unlike Oceans, Great Lakes plastic pollution collects mostly on shorelines. With a lack of garbage patches, grassroots efforts and local community cleanups are what makes a difference! Join us at one of our upcoming cleanups below.

The Scale Of the problem

Every year, more than 22 million pounds of plastic pollution find its way into the Great Lakes. Shockingly, less than 20% of plastic is recycled globally, leaving the vast majority to accumulate in our environment. What's worse, plastic never truly disappears; it merely breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, permeating every corner of our ecosystems

Impact through Collective Action

The Great Lakes are not only a source of natural beauty but also a vital lifeline for countless species and communities. However, the threat of plastic pollution looms large, endangering the health of the Great Lakes and those who depend on them. By taking collective action, we can make a tangible difference in preserving the Great Lakes for future generations.