We live in a world where so much is designed to make our lives comfortable and convenient.

We can purchase groceries off the shelf that have been wrapped and shipped intact from hundreds of miles away; we can order a gadget online that comes safely sealed from halfway across the world. 

But this convenience comes with a price, and the planet itself is paying it.

Every year, human activity leads to tons of plastic debris ending up in ocean waters, with a huge impact on the health of our shorelines and coastal ecosystems. If we work to eliminate marine debris, it can improve coastal water quality, and protect and preserve shoreline access now and in the future.

We’re so pleased to tell the world that our charity partner for the next Whovian Running Club event is Clean Ocean Access!

From the removal of marine debris from shorelines and harbors before it floats out into the ocean, to the development of domestic recycling streams that will reduce plastics in landfills and tributaries, Clean Ocean Access is firmly focused on improving ocean health, and educating and inspiring the community to take action through environmentally-responsible behaviors.

Our support of Clean Ocean Access will target their Shrink Wrap Recycling & Lifecycle Analysis Project. This groundbreaking effort to develop a recycling stream for Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) collected from the marine industry is incredibly timely: plastic film is in even higher use during the COVID-19 pandemic, which leads to increased plastics in landfills, incinerators, and ultimately the world’s oceanic waters. Shrink wrap is rarely considered viable for recycling, but Clean Ocean Access intends to change that!

Come back in promptly at Noon ET tomorrow for the unveiling of our first event of 2021, and get ready to “net” huge gains for Clean Ocean Access!