USING TECHNOLOGY TO FIGHT BEACH DEBRIS
WITH THIS GREAT APP FROM THE OCEAN CONSERVANCY, WE CAN PROVIDE RESEARCH DATA ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Conducting regular Beach Clean Ups, is an important part of keeping our oceans healthy and free from debris.
Volunteers gather for our Beach Clean up event that we hold once a week, sometimes an extra sunset one to admire the view!
Helping to keep the beach is a worthy activity, but there is something more that we can do. We can track the trash that we find and help provide data to push for change.
HOW DOES IT WORK ?
Organise a team or do it solo, start cleaning and use the app to record the different pieces of trash that you find.
Review & Submit
Finished? Then review your data, group name and location. Once that is done, press submit and your data will be uploaded.
Share to Others
Share your results on your social media pages, check out if you have earned any badges, and congratulate yourself.
WHY DO WE CONDUCT BEACH CLEAN UPS ?
Beach clean ups are a very important activity that we should conduct. Trash on the beach, which has usually washed up from the ocean will return to it if not removed.
When trash is on the beach, it is our opportunity to remove potentially damaging items and dispose of them properly, to prevent any future impacts.
No one wants to walk along a “trash beach”!
BEACH CLEAN UP FACTS
The Ocean Conservancy has published some numbers of trash items collected globally in 1 year using the Clean Swell app.
The most collected item, with nearly 1,000,000 items collected by volunteers, were cigarette butts, followed by plastic bottles which have a total of over 500,000 bottles.
With nearly 250,000 people actively involved in Beach Clean Ups using this app, it shows how much of a difference can be made.
GET INVOLVED !
There are many ways you can take part in a Clean Swell Beach Clean Up. Organize your own at home, using the resources that The Ocean Conservancy offers, or if you come to the island, then join us!
Beach clean ups are also an activity that you will be involved if you are volunteering or training with us. Its a great way to get to know people and maybe make some new like-minded friends.
Combine it with a Microplastic Survey beforehand and you can get even more information for research!
GET MORE INFO !
If you have questions, about any of our projects, citizen science, research, volunteering, internships or training.
Please get in touch with us!