Beyond the Beach Clean
What happens to all the litter we clean up after the beach clean? We’ve built partnerships with pioneering companies and organisations such as Ecover, Parley for the Oceans, Klean Kanteen and World Animal Protection.
Together, we’ve been able to develop mechanisms of collecting plastic pollution to be recycled into new, reusable products. During the 2017 Big Spring Beach Clean alone we collected and recycled over 17,500 plastic bottles from UK coastlines. Many of which we have sent over to Ecover who are right now busy turning them into special Ocean Plastic Bottles ready for the shelves in 2018.
Beach Cleans are just the start and whilst fantastically successful, we have to work at all levels to ensure plastic doesn’t end up on the beaches in the first place which is why we use our APPG to discuss the issue with Governments and decision makers and our Message In A Bottle campaign to lobby for change. We even encourage you to use reusable products in your daily life.
Big Spring Clean 2017 partners
Thanks to the truly inspiring example that YOU, our beach clean volunteers set we have been able to build lasting relationships and receive support from many inspiring companies and organisations.
We were delighted to partner with ecological cleaning company Ecover on Big Spring Beach Clean 17, to work on their pioneering Ocean Plastic washing-up liquid bottle project. This ‘circular ocean economy’ partnership truly enhanced the project and volunteers were inspired by the fact that thousands of the PET plastic bottles they collected will be used in Ecover’s Ocean Plastic bottles from 2018, which will now contain 50% ocean plastic.