We are the UNC Wilmington Chapter

Of Plastic Ocean Project Inc. 501(c)3. 

UNCW POP is changing the way our campus and community think about plastic. The solution to the plastic pollution epidemic starts in our homes, communities, schools, workplaces, and in our day-to-day lifestyles. We address this problem through education, outreach initiatives, student-led research, and active plastic removal/clean-up from our coastal environments (and elsewhere). This is no easy task, but it's the dedication, passion, and outright craziness of our incredible members that make it happen.

Our Mission

UNCW POP’s mission aligns with the mission of our parent nonprofit, Plastic Ocean Project:

“The mission of Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. 501(c)3 is to educate through field research, implement progressive outreach initiatives, and incubate solutions to address the global plastic pollution problem, working with and for the next generation (that’s us!) to create a more sustainable future.”