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Clean Ocean Sailing

Clean Ocean Sailing is crowdfunding

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raised of £5,000 target by 94 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to fight ocean plastic. In 2020 we are cleaning under sail - the Cornish coast and Isles of Scilly.

Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

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We are Clean Ocean Sailing.

A local Cornish voluntary organisation that dedicates itself to cleaning our coasts and oceans sustainably under sail, raising awareness about ocean plastic pollution.

Based in the idyllic Helford River in Cornwall, where our founders Monika and Steve reside with baby Simon and Rosie the dog, Clean Ocean Sailing hold regular beach cleans down the river to the coves inaccessible by land, which are overflowing with plastic waste.

Isles of Scilly clean up expeditions

In 2020 we are again venturing to the Isles of Scilly, and we need your help!

We will be tackling the sea litter that is devastating the renowned beauty of the Cornish coastline in Annette, our glorious 112-year-old schooner who is seaworthy again after 3 year restoration.

Our mission is to collect and record marine rubbish from the beaches, coves and coastline whilst raising awareness about ocean plastics. We aim is to keep the Isles of Scilly a beautiful paradise.

Our first expedition was SUCCESSFUL! In February 2019, together with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, we cleaned up five islands. We collected 39 dumpy bags of rubbish, weighing 3528 kg, which added up to an incredible 16,713 individual pieces of plastic picked up.

In 2020 we want to double the numbers. Our challange is to remove over 7 tones of marine plastic rubbish from the sea.

Help us to clean up and protect our unique UK Coastal habitats!

Plastic pollution problem

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 animals such as seabirds rely on them for their survival.

Plastic waste washes up and covers the beaches, threatening wildlife and polluting the area. 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. A staggering 100,000 marine mammals and 1 million seabirds die every year from plastic pollution – this needs to stop.

The ocean is in need of our help and we are only able to tackle marine plastics with your support!

Make a positive change

By donating anything you can, you will be directly contributing to keeping this beautiful part of our country free from the plastic pollution that is devastating our oceans and wildlife.

You will also be allowing us to continue with our 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.

For every £2 we will be able to 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.

Please donate, share and spread the word to help us on our plastic free mission!

Thank you!

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

More about us at www.cleanoceansailing.com and Patreon

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

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  • Clean Ocean Sailing25 days ago
    Clean Ocean Sailing

    Clean Ocean Sailing

    25 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    This is so exciting times! We reached another milestone 80% on our JustGiving campaign!!!ALSO!!! Yesterday we finally completed our Sailing mission to Exeter. We delivered 1 ton of rubbish for recycling to the Ocean Recovery Project. It will be turned into sea kayaks by Odyssey Innovations. The last 4miles we paddled the huge dumpy bags on kayaks and canoes. It was hard work and big fun. Did you see us yesterday on BBC spotlight evening News? Please help us to reach our target here to raise enough funds to continue Fishing for marine plastic.

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  • Clean Ocean Sailing25 days ago
    Clean Ocean Sailing

    Clean Ocean Sailing

    25 days ago

    Another BBC story from our journey to Exeter recycling centre - Ocean Recovery Project. Please see here:

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  • Clean Ocean Sailing1 month ago
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    Clean Ocean Sailing

    1 month ago

    Have a watch of our BBC spotlight piece! And stay tuned here as we sail up to Exeter ⛵💙 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cornwall-54190973 We are sailing the rubbish we collected during Clean Ocean Sailing clean up missions to Exeter to be recycled and turned into sea kayaks. You can also help us remove and recycle marine pollution through our Patron! https://www.patreon.com/cleanoceansailing

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Page last updated on: 10/15/2020 20.22

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94

  • Rita

    Rita

    Oct 15, 2020

    Great work guys.

  • Izzie frymann

    Izzie frymann

    Oct 10, 2020

    £5.00

  • Candy Masters

    Candy Masters

    Oct 6, 2020

    Thanks for helping keep the shoreline clear of litter and waste. Hurrah for you and your crew!

    £8.00

  • Chris Smith-Page

    Chris Smith-Page

    Oct 5, 2020

    Amazing efforts and excellent results xx

    £20.00

  • Adam

    Adam

    Oct 3, 2020

    Thanks Clean Ocean Sailing!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 2, 2020

    £20.00

  • Stuart Woodman

    Stuart Woodman

    Oct 2, 2020

    You guys are so inspiring - keep up the good work and looking forward to helping out on your next clean up! xx

    £20.00

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Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

We are Clean Ocean Sailing. A local Cornish voluntary organisation that dedicates itself to cleaning our coasts and oceans sustainably under sail, raising awareness about ocean plastic pollution.

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