beach cleanup Lesson Plans

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This was my roof top yesterday, 90 pairs of gloves washed and drying after a beach cleanup.  The commonly repeated mantra Reduce Reuse Recycle popped into my head when I took this photograph.  It summed up the event quite nicely.  We Reduced the amount of rubbish that...

Thank you Hongkongers!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all the 200 plus people that came to Discovery Bay today to help us clear up the pellets from our beaches.  You guys are awesome.  I couldn't believe how far some of you travelled to get here and for most of you it was your first...

Beach Cleanups

What is the point of cleaning up the rubbish when it is only going to come back on the next tide? That question has been asked quite often over the years.  And I agree it is frustrating and depressing and hopeless when you think of the scale of the rubbish we remove...

And so it begins …

It all started back in November 2011 when I was researching for a TEDx talk I was doing at Discovery College, Discovery Bay.  I went to the site www.algalita.org which I had been to many times before whilst researching previous talks on plastic pollution in the ocean...