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Welcome to Oceans4Life

Oceans4Life, a non-profit organization based in the Canary Islands, is committed to reducing plastic and waste on our shores. We involve people, schools, and companies in our important efforts to protect our oceans by arranging beach cleanups and awareness campaigns. Help us protect the marine ecosystems of the Canary Islands for a more sustainable tomorrow.

What is the Impact of Plastic Waste on Marine Life?

Welcome to a journey into the heart of our planet's greatest mystery - the deep blue oceans that cover more than 70% of Earth's surface. Beneath their serene waves lies a crisis silently unfolding, one that threatens not only marine life but our very existence. The culprit? Plastic pollution.


8 Million
Metric Tons

An astonishing 8 million metric tons of plastic enter our oceans annually, equivalent to a garbage truckload every minute.


1 Million

Each year, over 1 million seabirds meet a tragic end due to ingestion or entanglement in plastic debris.


30% Ocean Species Endangered

Approximately 30% of ocean species are at risk of extinction due to various factors, including plastic pollution and habitat destruction.


100,000 Marine

Alarmingly, approximately 100,000 marine mammals perish annually due to plastic pollution.


90% Decline
in Coral Reefs

These vital marine ecosystems, have suffered a staggering 90% decline in some regions due to climate change, pollution, and other stressors.


$13 Billion
by 2050

The economic impact of ocean pollution, encompassing cleanup efforts and losses in industries like tourism and fisheries, could soar to $13 billion annually by 2050 if not addressed.

These figures underscore the dire need for collective action to combat plastic pollution and safeguard the health and vitality of our oceans.

How Can We Act to Protect the Oceans?

Ocean Conservation Program

Join our Programs

Whether you are an individual, a company or a school, you can support us in all our activities and make a change.

Trash Tracker materials

Donate Today

Make a donation to support our educational programs and beach cleanup events. 

Oceans4Life Volunteers

Get Involved

Join an international team of volunteers to preserve the oceans and to raise awareness.

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