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Welcome to the Project

The Clean Oceans Project (TCOP) is a 501c3 marine environmental non-profit organization in Santa Cruz, California with a vision of an ocean free of plastic pollution. Our scientific response to plastic accumulation in the oceans locates plastic debris concentrations, removes it from the environment with minimal impact and processes it into fuel to run the operation. TCOP programs begin with education and training to create efficient and effective teams for future expeditions to document and remove plastic from remote environments.

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OUR MISSION

To eliminate plastic pollution through research education and direct action.


OUR CORE VALUES

Integrity  •  Transparency  •  Sustainability


OUR STRATEGY

Integrate new technologies with traditional skills to identify the qualities, quantities and boundaries of plastic marine pollution concentrations and employ environmentally sensitive techniques for removing it from the environment and recycling into a valuable product.


VISUALIZING THE PROBLEM