Beach Guardian Remove & Reuse Plastics for 1 Year

by Beach Guardian in Padstow, Cornwall, England

The Beach Guardian will co-ordinate voluntary beach cleans in Cornwall; collect, sort, record and reuse plastics for educational activities

by Beach Guardian in Padstow, Cornwall, England

We did it
On 9th June 2018 we successfully raised £9,108 with 67 supporters in 54 days

Plastic waste in the ocean set to treble within next 10 years. The Beach Guardian CIC has been created due to the need within our community to tackle the issue of plastics. We will engage with over 1,000 volunteers of all ages in our first 12 months. The plastics collected from local beaches are then used to deliver Educational Activities with primary schools and other events and we will share our message with 5,000 children in our first 12 months. We will empower everyone with the knowledge of the effects that Single Use Plastics have on our environment.

Since January 2018 we have been organising Beach Cleans with local communities. 

The project’s aims and objectives include:  

  • More regular, organised, community Beach Cleans
  • School Educational Events to discuss the impact on local beaches and seas from plastics in the oceans
  • To do art installations using plastics found washed up on local beaches to raise awareness
  • To sort and record what is collected and then to clean it to use for Schools Educational Visits

In January, 5 beach cleans were organised, attended by 136 people, with over 150 bags of plastics cleared from four beaches. All of the plastics we collect are sorted and cleaned for educational school sessions.

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This month, in April, 8 beach cleans were organised, attended by 200 people with over 100kg of plastics removed from our beaches.

This campaign will raise money to ensure that a full time, trained, Marine Biologist and co-founder of the Beach Guardian CIC, Emily Stevenson, can be employed full time to focus on these objectives and deliver the targets outlined in the introduction.

Thanks for your interest in the Campaign. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our beach cleans or meeting one of your children at one of our educational events in 2018/19, like this one!

You can choose one of our Plastic Awareness T-Shirts as one of our rewards. Pledge £21 and we will contact you to confirm which design and size and your address so we can post one to you...

You can also now make your own "Plastic Art" by pledging £10 we will send you an 18cm square deep frame and 25 pieces of random plastic. Here are a few examples of things people have made:

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

Just show your support and become a Supporter!

We are very great full to everyone who has followed us and supports our work. If you just want to make a donation of £1 then just click this pledge!

£10 or more

Plastic Art Kit - Plastics Pieces & 18cm Frame

You can also now make your own "Plastic Art" by pledging £10 we will send you an 18cm square deep frame and 25 pieces of random plastic. See the description for a few examples of things people have made. We will contact you after your pledge to check if you would like a particular colour, type or size.

£10 or more

Reusable Eco Bamboo Fibre Coffee Cup

In the UK we use 7 million disposable coffee cups every day – that's 2.5 billion every year. Help to reduce this by using an Eco Coffee Cup... Light and lovely to drink from; no plastic after-taste. Made with natural, sustainable bamboo fibre... Plus you get discounts on your coffee at most places! Price includes UK Postage

£21 or more

Beach Guardian - Plastic Awareness T Shirt

We will contact you so that you can choose from one of our 12 designs of T-Shirts and get the right size! Certified Organic Cotton t-shirt, 155g/m2. Wash cool, hang dry. GM free. Not tested on animals. Does not contain animal-derived products. Printed in the UK with low waste printing tech. Made in a renewable energy powered factory audited for a wide range of social and sustainability criteria. Price includes UK postage

£25 or more

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Helping Hands and Pans 4 Course Meal

Helping Hands and Pans (which includes some of Rick Stein’s key people) will be putting on a four course meal in Trevone Village Hall on the 10th of May. The menu is: Pea and Curds Crostini Tea Smoked Chicken, Beetroot, Creme Fraiche Seafood, Coconut Milk Broth, Crispy Noodles Chilled Rice Pudding, Rhubarb Compote, Ginger Crumb Dining will be on shared tables. We must know of any dietary requirements in advance.

£59 or more

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Family set of 4 SIGG Water Bottles

To remove plastic single use water bottles is one of our main objectives Made from a single piece of high-quality aluminium, making it light and strong. It keeps a tight seal, even with carbonated drinks. The highly elastic interior coating is resistant against fruit acids, is tasteless and free from BPA and phthalates. The practical screw cap enables comfortable carrying with just one finger.

£100 or more

Sponsor a Community Beach Clean

Sponsor a Community Beach Clean. We will share your company details on our social media and you will be invited to the Event. This could give you an opportunity to meet volunteers who are interested in Plastic Free Initiatives and the Environment so if you are a business that maybe has products that support this you could give samples away too. eg A catering company may want to provide hot drinks, food and refreshments to the volunteers.

£250 or more

"Schools Educational Activities Link" Session

We will provide a Marine Plastics awareness session in your school where we will use the beach plastics we have found and cleaned for an educational event where the pupils will understand the scale of the problem of plastics in the sea, where they come from, what harm they do, what changes they can make. This will be a hands on session involving sorting, identifying and making art with plastics

£520 or more

Sponsor an Hour's Beach Clean A Week for a Year

£520 will pay for 52 weeks at £10 per hour for Emily to visit a local beach and keep it clean, either on her own or with coordinated volunteers. We know that if beaches are cleaned regularly then we can keep them clean, remove any plastics, report on any particular issues such as "nurdles" and react quickly after storms dump micro plastics on the beach We can also record, sort and identify plastics which have invasive species attached

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