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Ending plastic pollution requires a symphony of talents. 

The Last Beach Cleanup volunteers lead catalytic initiatives to move from awareness on plastic pollution to widescale action and achievement. We collaborate with diverse stakeholders who share the goal of ending plastic pollution: local and national governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), socially responsible investors (SRIs), individuals and others.

Founded by an independent engineer, The Last Beach Cleanup focuses on bringing the facts to the forefront to promote proven and practical solutions to plastic pollution.  We do root cause analysis, design tactical solutions and we keep counting to measure progress. We evaluate proposed solutions for economic practicality at scale in real world conditions. 

Nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Independent of influence by commercial interests. No financial ties to companies named on website.

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Nature Reflecting on Crystal Glass

JAN DELL, Founder

2019 National Geographic Explorer

Registered Professional Chemical Engineer.  Worked with companies in diverse industries to implement sustainable business and climate resiliency practices in more than 45 countries.  Was the Vice Chair of the U.S. Federal Sustained National Climate Assessment Committee & a Convening Lead Author of the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment.

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Engineers, Recycling Experts, Law Students & More


Volunteers from around the world donate their expertise and energy on our initiatives to end plastic pollution. 

Are you motivated to find facts and push for real solutions to plastic pollution? Join us!

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