International Coastal Cleanup
Harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash
In partnership with volunteer organizations and individuals around the globe, the International Coastal Cleanup™ (ICC) engages people to remove trash from the world’s beaches and waterways. In Vanuatu our ICC partner is the Vanuatu Environmental Science Society (VESS).
For more than 35 years, the ICC has galvanized communities worldwide to collect trash that pollutes our waterways, making our coasts cleaner and our ocean healthier. Thanks to volunteers around the world, the ICC has become a beacon of hope, leading and inspiring action in support of our ocean.
Since its beginning, over 16 million volunteers have collected more than 340 million pounds of trash. In addition to cleaning beaches and waterways, ICC volunteers contribute to the world’s largest database on marine debris. You can see past results including data from Vanuatu here.