Clean Ocean Action’s Debris Free Sea Conference

Ever wonder why people litter, or the truth about biodegradable plastics? Clean Ocean Action will be delving into these issues and more at our Debris Free Sea Conference on Wednesday, November 11th at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event will be a one-day symposium, highlighting the success of the Beach Sweeps program, the ocean advocates involved, and the data that has resulted. In addition, the conference will discuss the larger issue of marine debris as it relates to science, policy, education, and citizen action.

Throughout the day, representatives from various agencies, businesses, and organizations will discuss plastics issues threatening our coast and environment. These topics include the state, sources, and impacts of marine debris; single use solutions; educating to reduce; citizen science; social science – why do people litter; and biodegradable plastic –is it an oxymoron?

In addition to various workshops and plenaries, a team of analysts from Bloomberg will be unveiling their analysis of 20+ years’ worth of Beach Sweeps’ data. This plenary will highlight a snapshot of marine debris in New Jersey.

Speakers include representatives from the Bloomberg analysist team, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Region 2, NOAA Marine Debris Program, TerraCycle, Bayshore Recycling, Surfrider, ANJEC, ANJEE, Sustainable Jersey, Adventure and Scientists for Conservation, Clean Communities, and many more!

This event is open to the public so please invite your co-workers, family, and friends to attend with you. Teachers and students are FREE. For all others the cost to cover expenses is $10. For more information and to register, please visit