Defending the ocean for all life on Earth

Science & data

MarineSafe was born out of a call by scientists for action to be taken on the threat pollution poses to ocean resilience and health by pollution.

This is work in progress. Relatively little is understood about the impact of ingredients from personal care products and other domestic sources on the marine environment because there is little understanding that such an impact exists.

We need a lot more independent scientific investigation to be funded and enabled in order for us to ascertain what really is marine safe and to understand how to create formulas and products that do no harm.

In 2016 IPSO held a scientific workshop to review the existing literature on this issue and made recommendations arising from this review.