COA offers the Corporate Beach Sweep Program, a professionally staffed and customized beach cleanup for corporations (large and small) combined with educational programming and teambuilding. Since the onset of the program in 2005, over 3,000 Corporate Beach Sweep volunteers have gathered to clean the beaches of debris and collect important data. This summer COA’s Marine Debris Intern, Maureen Sullivan, is conducting an exciting research project analyzing corporations’ reductions of single use plastics as a result of participation in the Corporate Beach Sweep Program. After the event, participants will be asked to complete a short survey regarding their company’s sustainability practices. By evaluating the responses of the survey, this assessment will assist COA in recommending strategies to help corporations become more sustainable by reducing single use plastics.