Cleaner coasts

by Bill Crookes in Torquay, Devon, England

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The aim of the project is to buy a small fishing type boat and to travel along the coastline removing any plastics from the coast.

by Bill Crookes in Torquay, Devon, England

We are trying to help clean up our coastline of the plastics caused by waste being left on the beaches of Devon and Cornwall and then being washed into the oceans around us causing untold damage to the local environment and sea life . 

If we can collect £5.000 we can buy the boat and reconfigure it to be used for waste collection and hopefully make a small difference. 

All items taken from the coast that can be recycled will be and anything that can't we will endeavour to reuse or re-purpose.

A DANGER TO SEA LIFE

Plastic is accumulating in the world’s oceans at a staggering rate. An estimated eight million tons of plastic – the equivalent of over 26,600 Boeing 747 planes – are swept into our seas and oceans every single year, mainly via rivers and coastal urban centres, through, for example, uncaptured waste, sewage systems, road run-off and littering.

This pollution problem is so ubiquitous that plastic can be found throughout the marine environment – from coastlines and nearshore lagoons to remote ocean hotspots where plastics, caught up in ocean currents, are gathered up into huge ‘garbage patches’ that swirl on the ocean surface and many metres below. Plastics are even found in polar ice.

Thanks for reading 

Bill

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Cleaner coast Pen

If you donate 20 we will send you a Cleaner coast branded pen

£100 or more

Personalized T-Shirt

If you donate £100 you will recieve a Cleaner Coasts personalized Quality T-Shirt.

£1,000 or more

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A days out on the boat with us seeing what we do.

If you donate £1000 we will invite you out on the boat with us to see what we do and how it is helping the Environment. Packed Lunch and Drinks provided. PS. even though we have a date on the site we will accommodate your availability.