The PFM Map enables spatio-temporal tracking based on color-coded pollution density, ensuring your data becomes part of the bigger picture of plastic-pollution and its elimination.
 

The Map features site ratings, cleanups, natural conditions, and community practices that influence plastic pollution.  For site ratings the Map accepts diverse data, from quantitative sensor data to crowd-sourced photo-video.  Rate a site for macroplastic and/or microplastic pollution according to your best judgment on a simple color scale: Red, Purple, or Blue.  The PFM Map is unique in featuring clean/Blue sites, which our savvy members seek for plastic-free enjoyment.

 

Survey the site and count all the plastic pieces you see: Fewer than one piece per quarter-acre (1000 square meters) qualifies as a Blue site, over 100 pieces per quarter-acre is Red, and Purple is in-between.  Take a few photos and submit them with your rating.  Your photos should provide some context--a closeup of a plastic bottle for instance doesn't reveal much about the site. Microplastic photos are necessarily closeups, but should be accompanied by a conventional landscape photo.  The gallery below shows examples of each category.  There are also cleanup categories for the nobility among you.

You'll need to specify the site location, which is easy to do using Google Maps.  Just click on the site location and Google Maps will display the coordinates to enter below. PFM will annotate your photos, including photo credit in your name if you request.

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Add your data to the PFM map

We cannot control plastic pollution until we can measure it, so be part of the solution and contribute to the PFM Map.  Your submission will entitle you to sneak peeks of the Map before it goes public.