The Planet Patrol app brings together people all over the world to make powerful and positive impacts on the environment.

This is more than just litter picking. By collecting and recording what you find it’s helping build the largest and most influential dataset on litter polluting the planet. Data collected is being used to drive positive and impactful changes by industry and governments.

Ways we use the litter you record in the app:

> Drives change across industry by building evidence that enables us to hold offending brands to account
> Shapes government policy and provides tangible solutions for system change
> Creates an annual litter report that breaks down litter collected to identify wider trends and patterns, helping to accelerate system change
> Provides solutions for local authorities to better manage waste management infrastructure and implement measures to prevent littering

Using the app is simple: See it. Snap it. Map it.

Step one: Take a photo of litter you collect

Step two: Record details including brand names and type of litter before submitting it for approval (the location is automatically geotagged). The approval process takes up to 48 hours and once complete your image will appear in the global map. The number of pieces recorded will be added to your personal profile in the leaderboard too.

Step three: Discard of the litter you’ve collected properly and invite others to join the app so you join forces (or compete!) with litter picking.

Once you’ve logged your first litter haul, you can track your personal impact and that of the Planet Patrol community on our global litter map, leaderboard and your personal profile.

You can also search for our free Plastic Patrol litter picks through the app - these are usually combined with activities like paddleboarding, yoga, parkour and canoeing.

Join thousands of people from over 85 countries across the world shaping a litter-free future together. Download the app and join the movement.

What’s New

Version 2.27.261

* Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Talia1987 ,

Love tracking all the trash!!

Love this app and how it focuses on calling out the brands that are the biggest polluters. Easy to use and keeps you wanting to gather more trash!! This is @paddle4plastic and I approve this application!!

App Privacy

The developer, Plastic Patrol CIC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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