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Weʼre raising £8,000 to fight ocean plastics! Support our boat voyage to the Isles of Scilly to clean up island sanctuaries.

Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly

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Clean Ocean Sailing is a group of environmental volunteers and we are raising money for the voyage to the Isles of Scilly in February. We are looking for help with funding for this and future expeditions to fight ocean plastics.

Setting off from Cornwall, we have rounded up a team of volunteers with a passion for protecting wildlife and are heading out on a two-week-long trip sailing round the Isles of Scilly, collecting and recording plastics from the beaches, coves and coastline whilst aiming to raise awareness about ocean plastics.

Clean up Scillys wildlife sanctuaries

We have been given special permission from the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to access Annet, and other islands which usually have a year-round ban on human visitation, meaning we will be collecting and documenting plastic found where hardly anyone has ever been. We are expecting to clean up more than 8 tonnes of man-made marine rubbish from the Isles of Scilly, all of which will be sorted, weighed and recorded, before being brought back to the mainland where it can be properly recycled to ensure it doesn’t end up causing further harm to wildlife.

Our UK coasts and seas are amongst the most diverse and beautiful on the planet, playing host to a wealth of wildlife including dolphins, sharks, whales and turtles. Over half of the UK’s wildlife resides within our seas and many other species such as seabirds rely on them for their survival. By donating anything you can and supporting our work, you will be helping us to continue organising beach cleans, working with local people and businesses on finding solutions to the problem and keeping the issue of marine litter in the public eye. You can help us make a difference cleaning up this beautiful part of our country and help us to continue spreading the message of plastic pollution while gathering valuable information on the litter that is in our oceans and harming our wildlife.

For every £2 we will pick up One bag full of plastic rubbish

For every £10 we will pick up 10 kg of waste

For every £30 we will drag out deadly net from the beach

For every £60 we will collect one dumpy bag full of rubbish washed by the sea

For every £100 we will transport tonne of marine litter from islands to mainland to be properly recycled

Donors of each pledge will receive a link to the movie from the clean-up mission before its release to the public and will also find their name featured in the credits of the film as a thank you!

Why should we care?

England’s enchanting archipelago is exposed to the open ocean, so is heavily polluted by plastic washing in on the tide. Many of the coasts are hard to reach and have never been cleaned, so wild animals are unfairly suffering, becoming entangled or ingesting bits of plastic they mistake for food.

100,000 marine mammals and 1 million seabirds die every year from plastic pollution, 20% of which comes from boats, with the rest coming from land. Over 69% of all litter on UK beaches alone is plastic, with micro plastic particles outnumbering plankton 26 to 1. A staggering 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the oceans every year, that’s equivalent to one garbage truck of plastic dumping into the ocean every minute.

With these shocking statistics, it’s easy to understand why we care so much about keeping as much plastic as possible out of our oceans. There are so many things we can do as consumers to help, but unfortunately so much damage has already been done, so it is our responsibility to try and clean up as much as possible.

Follow us on social media Facebook, Twiter, Instagram, LinkedIn @cleanoceansailing, #cleanoceansailing

More about us at www.cleanoceansailing.org and Patreon

If you have any question please contact us at cleanoceansailing@gmail.com

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  • Clean Ocean Sailing5 hrs ago
    Clean Ocean Sailing

    Clean Ocean Sailing

    5 hrs ago

    Did you hear us on BBC Radio Cornwalll yesterday morning? If you missed us, follow this link and skip to 1:00:00 to hear them chatting to Steve from our mothership ‘Blue Linnet’ all about our Isles of Scilly mission! 🙂 📻 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06zgpnf #bbcradiocornwall #bbc #bbcradio #bbcmedia #cleanoceansailing #islesofscillywildlife #plasticpollution #plasticpollutioncoalition #plasticfreehelfordriver #plasticfreefalmouth #plasticfree

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  • Clean Ocean Sailing5 hrs ago
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    Clean Ocean Sailing

    5 hrs ago

    Thankyou to The Paris Coverack for feeding us after our big clean up yesterday.. delicious food for hungry Clean Ocean Sailing volunteers! 😙👌 We’re so grateful for everyone’s generosity and engagement on our journey #cleanoceansailing #islesofscillywildlife #plasticpollution #plasticpollutioncoalition #plasticfreehelfordriver #plasticfreefalmouth #plasticfreecoastandsea #community #plasticfreemission #islesofscilly #volunteers #loveouroceans #cornwall #plastic #patreon #justgiving #falm

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  • Clean Ocean Sailing5 hrs ago
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    Our escort to ‘England’s enchanted Archipelago’ 🐬🐬🐬 what fabulous company come to cheer us along on our mission! Check out our fundraising page if you haven’t done yet and help support our expedition, we really appreciate all the support so far so BIG THANKYOU guys!! 👍 https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cleanoceansailing

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 21, 2019

    £20.00

  • The Boatyard Cafe

    The Boatyard Cafe

    Feb 21, 2019

    Thank you for all the hard work you do. Hope you’re managing to have some fun on this trip as well x

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 20, 2019

    Safe sailing Helen and friends - great thing to do. Phil and Sue x

    £20.00

  • Jasmine Melley

    Jasmine Melley

    Feb 20, 2019

    A brilliant cause and so important for our islands

    £10.00

  • Charlie Hartwell

    Charlie Hartwell

    Feb 20, 2019

    Great cause! 💙

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 20, 2019

    Good work 😎

    £10.00

  • Patricia Brizuela

    Patricia Brizuela

    Feb 19, 2019

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Clean Ocean Sailing

Clean Ocean Sailing

Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly

We founded Clean Ocean Sailing with the aim of cleaning our coasts and oceans sustainably under sail, and raising awareness about ocean plastics. We are sailing, rowing and paddling to inaccessible places to collect marine litter.

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