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Welcome to the Project

The Clean Oceans Project (TCOP) is a 501c3 non-profit in Santa Cruz, California with a vision of an ocean free of plastic pollution. Our practical solution to plastic pollution assesses plastic debris concentrations, removes it from the environment with minimal impact and processes it into fuel to run the operation. Demonstration of plastic to fuel conversion provides a financial motivation to manage plastic as a valuable resource rather than discard it as a toxic nuisance.

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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 and employ environmentally sensitive techniques to remove it from the environment and recycle it while providing incentive for increased stewardship of plastic waste.


VISUALIZING THE PROBLEM