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BACK OUR OCEANS

Join Us to Combat Marine Plastic Pollution

With your support – and the powerful backing of American Express and our partners – we can #BackOurOceans and help reduce marine plastic pollution.

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Thank you for helping us #BackOurOceans

Thank you for getting involved and helping to #BackOurOceans in partnership with Parley for the Oceans. Let's continue this journey together and combat marine plastic pollution by working to Avoid single-use plastics, Intercept plastic waste, and Redesign the materials we use and the ways we live. You can also find more ways to continue to #BackOurOceans below.

IT'S TIME TO ACT

The oceans play a vital role in the well-being of our planet and communities worldwide, but marine plastic pollution is threatening their future.

8 Million Tons of Plastic Waste Enters Our Oceans Every Year
Every year, ocean plastic is estimated to kill millions of Marine Animals
By 2050, there may be more plastic than fish in the ocean
~700 species of marine animals have eaten or become entangled in plastic

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION

Through simple actions you can help address the marine plastic crisis

Take the Parley

AIR Pledge

AVOID plastic wherever possible.
INTERCEPT plastic waste.
REDESIGN materials, methods and thinking.

Join a Cleanup

Volunteer for a river or beach cleanup in your area.

Donate
to the Cause

Donate to Parley’s Foundation which supports research and education around the issue of marine plastic pollution.

Use Points to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Use Membership Rewards® points to get products that help reduce plastic waste in your daily lives.

CLEANER OCEANS TAKE
POWERFUL BACKING

“Every second breath we take is created by the oceans. Without them, we can’t exist.”
– Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley for the Oceans.

American Express has partnered with Parley for the Oceans to help combat marine plastic pollution and reduce single-use plastic in American Express’ operations worldwide through the Parley AIR Strategy: Avoid. Intercept. Redesign. Together, we are collaborating on the first credit card made primarily of reclaimed plastic from Parley for the Oceans.

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THE ICONIC AMERICAN EXPRESS® GREEN CARD IS MAKING WAVES

The American Express® Green Card and The American Express Corporate Green Card are now made primarily with reclaimed plastic from Parley for the Oceans.

SUPPORTING NONPROFIT PARTNERS

American Express is the co-lead sponsor of the International Coastal Cleanup and a supporter of the Trash Free Seas® program. With our support, Ocean Conservancy aims to engage more than 1.5M volunteers, including more than 1,500 American Express colleagues, in cleanups over the next three years.

American Express supports National Geographic Society’s "Plastic: Sea to Sources" initiative and Early Career Leadership Programs. With our funding, the Society aims to influence 200,000 people in reducing single-use plastics and train young leaders with the skills they need to support a healthy planet.

A SMALLER FOOTPRINT, A BIGGER IMPACT

Our commitments for a healthier planet

Recycling Program
Eliminate Single-Use Plastic
Remain Carbon Neutral®
100% Renewable Energy

Learn more about our sustainability initiatives.