Extracting Trash to Transform our Waterways

tl;dr: Star us on GitHub to remove 2 pounds of trash from our waterways.

24,250,848,840 lbs (11,000,000,000 kg) of plastic ends up in the ocean each year – that’s the equivalent of every person on Earth throwing 16 plastic water bottles into the ocean. These plastics have been found in the stomach contents of 60% of sea birds and 100% of marine turtle species. Our oceans are in trouble.

At Meltano, we believe in better and thriving together which is why we’ve committed to donate to #TeamSeas this holiday season.

#TeamSeas has partnered with The Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup to remove trash from beaches, oceans, and inland waterways. Each of these organizations works with volunteers to clean up waterfronts and waterways while also working with companies to make sustainable choices. Together they’ve removed over 400,000,000 pounds (181,436,948 kg) of trash from beaches, rivers, and ocean garbage patches.

What can you do?

There are three ways you can support #TeamSeas:

  • Star Meltano on GitHub. For each star we receive on GitHub this month, we’ll donate $2 to #TeamSeas. $2 = 2lb of trash removed from the ocean. Did you already star us? Thanks for your support! We’ll be donating $2 for each person who starred the repo prior to December 1, 2022 too.
  • Spread the word. Nothing will work unless we do. You can help by sharing information about ocean cleanup efforts around the world. The Ocean Cleanup maintains a dashboard of oceanic garbage patches and regularly publishes metrics on how much trash is removed.
  • Donate. #TeamSeas splits donations 50/50 between The Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup. You can make a donation directly to any of these organizations.


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