"Whoever you are, whatever your age, gender, or economic status, there is something for you to do in the fight against plastic pollution. There are so many ways to reach out and connect with the wider world.

There are so many different ways to participate in this global movement. All talents and skills are needed.

Just pick one thing and get started."

 

Beth Terry, www.myplasticfreelife.com

 

 

 

 

 

More amazing inspirations: 

 

http://www.twohandsproject.org/

 

http://www.cleancoastcollective.org/

 

http://www.seashepherd.org/

 

http://www.parley.tv/thevortexproject

 

 

 

 

organise your own clean up

 

 

Sea Shepherd has done a great job and put some checklists and to-dos together, as well the marine tracker form to take part on international marine debris tracker analysis.

 

https://www.sea-shepherd.de/debris/index.php/recources

 

How to start:

  • get familiar with the area you want to clean up upfront
  • tell the local trash managemant that you are planning to do the clean up
  • tell the local news about it
  • get enough gloves, bags to collect the trash
  • find volunteers in social areas (shools, but as well companies)
  • tell the volunteers upfront why you are doing this 
  • near coastal areas or other water areas make sure that everyone is save and nobody gets to close to the water (especially kids!)
  • separate the trash you have found together with the group and analyse the trash - there are always curiosities which are fun to share with all
  • summarise with all the catch of the day, ask about the main polluter (cigaret butt, pet bottles, ...) and discuss mitigation strategies, how you can start to live a plastic free live (you can find a lot here on my website) 
  • as I support Sea Shepherd it make sense that we all use the same forms and lists to clean up the planet, they have as well a huge volunteer network and sometimes it make sense to organise it together :)

 

 


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Nürnberg / Germany

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Mahatma Ghandi