A group of volunteers participating in a beach clean up in Fiji, South Pacific.

Reduce Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution has become a huge buzz word over the last few years. With over 8 million tonnes of plastic ending up in our oceans every year, this comes as no surprise. The headlines are rife with ways to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans and solve the plastic waste issue at ground level.

Our marine life and coral reefs are being threatened, many of which end up dying due to suffocation and ingestion of plastic. This loss of marine life causes a ripple effect that disrupts fishing, food supply, tourism, and the entire marine ecosystem.

You can join us in the fight against plastic pollution through practical and awareness work in countries around the world.

As a volunteer, you can assist with the following:

  • Awareness campaigns to reduce single-use plastic consumption and encourage recycling
  • Beach and community clean-ups
  • Salvage dives

Last year alone, our volunteers cleaned up 15 tonnes of litter in communities, off beaches and directly from the ocean. People are coming together to combat this issue and it’s time to play your part. Every little bit makes a difference in the reduction of plastic pollution.

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A large lemur balancing on a pole in the rainforest spotted by volunteers during their rainforest conservation volunteering in Madagascar with Projects Abroad.
Lemur Research and Protection in Madagascar
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From €2,395
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A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.
Diving & Coral Reef Protection in Thailand
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From €2,395
A group of sharks pictured by Projects Abroad volunteers whilst diving on their Shark Conservation volunteering project in Fiji.
Shark Conservation Volunteering in Fiji
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
  • From €3,195
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Want to know more about how we reduce plastic pollution?

Get in touch with our Projects Experts. They'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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