The period between May 30th (530, phonetically standing for “gomi” (waste) “zero” in Japanese) to June 8th (World Oceans Day) is called a “Zero Waste Week” in Japan. This has now been extended and the entire month of May is focused on being Zero Waste.

Micro plastics, plastics and garbage on the beach are a big cause of ocean pollution but waste left on the streets can also make its way into drains that lead directly to the ocean. 

How about participating in an Ocean Clean-up or Street Clean-up? 

Bring your gloves, tongs, and bags and make sure you bring them home and throw them away responsibly! It’s a fun activity you can do with your family and friends!