beach cleaner

Anne M. - Founder of Beach Cleaner
Anne M. - Founder of Beach Cleaner
  • My first beach- and riff clean ups I joined back in the 90ties on a wonderful coconut palm tree island, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia, where I ended up to stay a couple of weeks. The Perhentian Islands were once home to a significant green and hawksbill sea turtle nesting population. Now the islands receive only 300 nestings per year, due to the environmental changes at the coastlines and the sea. The local and international diver community have organized beach & riff clean ups to raise the awareness for clean oceans & beaches. 
  • In 2015 I traveled with my little family to the magnificent island Ibiza and we found plastic trash floating in the sea and on beaches. I was shocked that nobody seemed to care about it and started to clean up every day, where ever we spent the day - and my initiative was immediately born.
  • Inspired by this experience, I have done an international management training (MOOC) about the effects of Marine Litter (a program run by the UNEP and the Open University of the Netherlands).
  • I have started to work and publish a kids education book and program (Kids for the Ocean) about marine litter, the program includes as well alternatives to plastic. 
  • Where ever I am, I strive collecting plastics at beaches in hope for a better marine life - a better planet -  a better future.

Anne Mäusbacher - Founder
(© beachcleaner - founded 2015)

Caroline Maentele, Sevilla, Spain
Caroline Maentele, Sevilla, Spain

Our latest edition to the female power house. Caro cleans beaches during her travels and hometown in southern Spain since a couple of years already. She is very active and lives a very conscious life which makes is easy and fun to follow her. We are very happy to welcome her and show her actions to the public from Southern Europe.


(Dec. 2020)

Kathi Liedtke-Liß, North America
Kathi Liedtke-Liß, North America

Partner in crime

  • Kathi joins the beach cleaner board already since 2016. 
  • Being an ambitious working mum with a huge passion for climate change, sustainability and eco topics it was clear that we finally met and fight together for a cleaner, plastic free world. 
  • Kathi supports us to roll out our ambassador program  "kids for the ocean" for kinder garden kids, school kids & teens and organizing beach clean ups, soon in America.

(August 2016)

what we do to the oceans - we do to ourselves.. 


Silvia Häberlein, Nuremberg
Silvia Häberlein, Nuremberg

Silvia joined us already for a while in clean-up activities. Be it the mountains, the woods or the seaside she deeply admires the diversity and beauty of our planet. Nature gives her confidence, ease and focus. She wants to protect what she loves and that’s what brought her to beach cleaner.

Silvia will support at the educational Programm of “kids for the ocean” and at organizing beach clean up events. She will support the first #oceanschool in Morocco later this year. 


(May 2020) 

The eco family
The eco family


  • My lovely husband and my passionate son are true eco warriors and support my idea and initiative from the early stages. Both are always on a plastic trash hunt at beaches, oceans, parks, lake sides, wherever we are. 
  • On our journey to a plastic free household everyone in our family is constantly looking for alternatives to replace old plastic tools with new eco innovative materials and tools. 
  • Without them my household would never be in the stage as it is now. We have reduced our weekly garbage amount by ca. 90%: we separate organic garbage, paper, glas, and the small amount of packaging/plastic we still need to deal with. 


The Beach Cleaner Family


Eco price city of Nürnberg 2018 &
Engagement Award 2020


Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia
Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia