Very little is known about the plastic waste on our beaches and in our cities; where it comes from, what form it takes and why it appears in certain weather conditions and not others. Jetsam asks the question: Why don’t we know these things?
We’re putting the power to find out in your hands – Jetsam lets you to catalog the plastics that you see out and about, and helps us to gather the data that we need to make a difference.
Jetsam turns a walk along the beach, a commute to work or a stroll through the countryside into a Citizen Science adventure
Go from zero to community hero in just three steps!
Jetsam is a totally free app for your Android or iOS device, and downloading it only takes a few minutes. After you’ve downloaded Jetsam, you have complete access to the Jetsam community - you don’t even need to create an account to start contributing delicious data!
Yes, really! Jetsam doesn’t need you to alter your daily routine - you only need to be on the lookout for any plastic waste that you may see laying around. Taking your dog for a walk is the perfect opportunity to collect some data with Jetsam, and Fido will thank you for keeping things clean.
Every time you take a picture of plastics with Jetsam, we capture the location of that plastic waste. Don’t worry - we don’t track your location, just the position of those pesky plastics. The photo that you take is also uploaded to the Jetsam community, to support efforts around identifying types of waste.
Want to share questions for the team, stories about your plastics journey, feedback about Jetsam or your favourite recipes?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the contact form - we’re excited to hear what you have to say!