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#TeamSeas - Everything you Need to Know

 

#TeamSeas - Everything you Need to Know

In 2019, YouTuber MrBeast (Jimmy Donaldson) teamed up with Mark Rober and the YouTube community to plant 20 million trees. The project was a success, and more trees are being planted to this day. Two years later - on October 29, 2021 - Rober and Donaldson announced a new project: #TeamSeas. The goal of #TeamSeas is to remove 30 million pounds of trash from the Earth's oceans. They claim that every dollar donated equates to one pound of trash removed from the ocean.

Is it Enough?

About 16 billion pounds of plastic enter the ocean every year. Estimates put the total amount of plastics in the ocean at 300 billion pounds. If #TeamSeas achieves its goal of removing 30 million pounds of plastic from the ocean, that would be 1/10,000 of the total, or 0.0001%. 
Information about the amount of plastic in the Ocean is from the Ocean Conservancy.

These numbers sound discouraging, but 30 million pounds is a good start, and it will spur investment in removing garbage from the ocean. The money donated today could lead to innovations that clean our planet's waters for decades to come.

Can I Trust #TeamSeas?

MrBeast and Mark Rober are two of YouTube's most popular creators. As of November 2021, MrBeast has over 73 million YouTube subscribers, and Mark Rober has over 20 million. The two of them were even featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss the initiative. Considering the reputability of the YouTubers supporting this project (YouTube itself donated $400,000 to #TeamSeas) and the success of the #TeamTrees campaign, it is safe to say that you can trust #TeamSeas.

How to Donate to #TeamSeas

#TeamSeas is a first step in the process of removing plastics from the oceans. The impact is minimal compared to the total amount of garbage in the ocean, but donating can still make a difference. Visit teamseas.org if you are interested in making a donation.

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