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Weʼre raising £1,000 to to fight ocean plastic pollution. Support our sailing voyages all around the Cornish coast to rid island sanctuaries from harmful plastic.

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We are Clean Ocean Sailing.

We are a local Cornish voluntary organisation dedicated to making a splash by cleaning our coasts and oceans sustainably by sailboat, raising awareness about ocean plastic pollution.

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

We are tackling the sea litter that is devastating the renowned beauty of the Cornish coastline in Annette, our glorious 113-year-old schooner who is seaworthy again after a 4-year restoration.

To help us on our mission, we are running a campaign with Stroodles (the pasta drinking straw company!) whose aim is to make our everyday items as eco-friendly as possible, one Stroodle Pasta Straw at a time!

However, Stroodles is not just a straw company, Stroodles is a movement. They are here to help fight plastic waste and straws are just their first channel of choice. Stroodles are keen to help us fight ocean plastic pollution, and have therefore launched the #MakeASplash campaign, which will help us raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution and the devastating impact it is having on our oceans and wildlife.

Click here to find out more about the campaign, and all the ways you can help us and Stroodles #MakeASplash against plastic waste, and fight for cleaner oceans!

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

The world is awash with plastic waste, especially on island shores. Plastic pollution in our oceans is the result of the 300 million tons of new plastic produced each year.

We currently recover less than 10% of that plastic, leaving the rest to be burned, buried, or washed out to sea.

Did you know that a staggering 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enters the oceans every year? That’s equivalent to one bin lorry of plastic dumping into the ocean every minute!

The UN predicts that, if we continue to allow plastic to enter our ocean at the current rate, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish.

A staggering 100,000 marine mammals and 1 million seabirds die every year from plastic pollution - this needs to stop.

To further where we make an impact, this year we are venturing to the Isles of Scilly, and we need your help!

We have been granted special permission from the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to access the islands that usually have a year-round ban on human visitation, meaning we will be collecting and documenting plastic found where hardly anyone has ever been.

Our mission is to collect and record marine rubbish from the beaches, coves and coastline whilst raising awareness about ocean plastics.

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 can help us make a difference by cleaning up this beautiful part of our country, as well as 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.

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 under sail to recycling centre.

Love to the Planet! Love to the Ocean!

The Clean Ocean Sailing team x

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    • Annemarie


      Oct 14, 2023

      Love what you are doing. Keep up the great work.

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