How do your searches get plastic out of the ocean ?

When you do 1 search with YouCare you allow to finance the removal of 5 grams of plastic from the oceans.

YouCare contributes to the removal of plastic from the oceans by financially supporting the associations Project Rescue Ocean and Clean my Calanques, which are associations chosen for their transparency and efficiency.

Click here to locate all plastic collection sites funded through your research on the map.


About Project Rescue Ocean :

Project Rescue Ocean is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to carry out worldwide waste collection activities on beaches, in the seas, rivers and oceans.

Project Rescue Ocean conducts its collection operations in the following areas: Bali, New Zealand, Polynesia, Hawaii, Brazil, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritius, Reunion, Thailand.

Discover the work of Project Rescue Ocean :


About Clean my Calanques :

Clean my Calanques organizes collection sessions once or twice a month around Marseille

After each collection, the waste is sorted by the volunteers of the association (stubs, bottle stopper, glass…) then distributed to be revalorized to the associations Recylcop or Sauvage Méditerranée.

Discover the work of Clean my Calanques :


How does 1 search remove 5 grams of plastic from the oceans?

The average cost of collecting one gram of plastic by Project Rescue Ocean or Clean my Calanques is 0.044 euro cents.
This cost includes the collection and provision of this waste for heat recovery (incineration) or for the manufacture of other objects.

By performing 1 search with YouCare, you generate 0.22 euro cents of advertising revenue for the good action you support.

With a YouCare search, that is 0.22 euro cents, it is therefore possible to finance the collection of 5 grams of plastic from the oceans (0.22 divided by 0.044 is equal to 5).

To learn more about YouCare’s revenue streams, visit this page: How does YouCare finance good deeds ?


Let’s get plastic out of the ocean :

More than 8 million tonnes of plastic waste are dumped into the oceans each year.

To better represent this volume, it is the equivalent of a garbage truck full of plastic that is dumped every minute into the oceans. At this rate, in 2050, as the world’s population approaches 10 billion people, there will be as many tons of plastics in the ocean as there are tons of fish.

It is important to know that marine plastics are fragmented according to ocean forces and transform into microplastics (> 5 mm) and then nanoplastics. Microplastics contaminate the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink.

According to a Newcastle University study published in June 2019, a human being could ingest about 5 grams of plastic every week.

This study shows a list of common foods and beverages containing microplastics, such as water, beer, seafood and salt.

The long-term effects of ingesting large quantities of plastic on our health are unclear, but studies are underway.

Action must be taken now to :

– Reduce our consumption of plastic packaging ;

– Help the most polluting countries to collect their waste before it ends up at sea ;

– Remove plastic from oceans.

Studies show that if today no plastic waste ends up in the oceans, then 15 years of clean-up would be needed at the rate of current efforts to rid the oceans of all our plastic waste.

By using YouCare and choosing this good deed, you are participating in this global effort to collect plastic waste at sea and on beaches.

Photo taken by Clean My Calanques, in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur.