How This Works

Trash Tinder is for SCUBA divers, scientists, and ocean goers. As researchers we are interested in your affinity towards human made items in our ocean. Much like many favorite dating apps, this web app asks that you swipe through images of human made objects found in and around the ocean to determine what types of objects you would pick up (remove from the environment) and what types you would not remove.

Swipe right if you would pick up the item and swipe left if you would not pick up the item. ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ buttons will also be provided for additional help. You can “pick up” or leave as many or as few items as you would like. Your decision should be based solely on your personal motivations and not influenced by what you believe to be social accepted as right or wrong. Once you have swiped through all the photos, you may be asked a few follow up questions regarding why you made your choices.