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Preventing Plastic Pollution

For every 3 pounds of fish, there will be 1 pound of plastic in 10 years IF we keep up our current rate of plastic consumption! (Ocean Conservancy)


Newark High School Students Demand Action to Reduce Plastic Pollution

NY/NJ Baykeeper, Rutgers University, and Ironbound Community Corporation partnered with East Side High School’s media program to develop social media memes, presentations, and a series of videos. The videos are created from the voices of City of Newark youth who are dealing with daily the consequences from plastics in their waterway, the Passaic River. Click here to view them!


At least 165 million pieces of plastic are floating in NY-NJ Harbor waters, according to our research results. Check out our NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Plastic Collection Report!  Click here to learn about the plastic research our partners are conducting.

Become a Straw-Free Ambassador Today! Click here to learn how!


Click here to learn about NYC’s Bring Your Own Bag Law effort.

Embrace new habits to stop plastic pollution. Click here for tips and alternatives. 





To learn how plastic microbeads in our personal care products are polluting our waterways, click here. 

Check out NY/NJ Baykeeper’s Plastic- Free Product Guide Here for plastic-free products. When in doubt, polyethylene or polypropylene on the product’s label signifies plastic.


NY/NJ Baykeeper’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Program successes are made possible by our funders:

Fund for New Jersey

Hudson River Foundation

USEPA Urban Waters