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2018 Global Challenge

Global Challenge 2018/19

Help solve one of the biggest threats to our oceans of all time



What is the bigger picture?

The articles and videos on this page highlight the issues affecting our planet's oceans and waterways from plastic pollution.

These links are provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the IET of any of the opinions of the organisation or individual.


Curious about your plastic footprint?

Use the Greenpeace app to calculate your footprint.

Can you spot the hidden plastic?

Try the Friends of the Earth quiz to see....


 Videos highlighting the issue

BBC Blue Planet II - Sir David Attenborough

The garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean


Ocean Cleanup and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Ocean Pollution


Plastic Ocean

Plastic Is Taking Over The Ocean


How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean

The surprising solution to ocean plastic


 Plastic in the Med

Sailing across a sea of plastic



Articles highlighting the issue

Our partners

For the Global Challenge 2018/19 we have partnered with two amazing charities, Greenpeace and GreenSeas Trust.

Find out more  >


Who is eligible to take part?

At least one of your team members needs to be an IET member.

For more information on becoming a member and finding the right membership for you visit our webpage.


Contact us

Email: globalchallenge@theiet.org