We are excited to announce that we are publishing our very first annual report since registering as a non-profit company in 2017. This is another step in scaling our work to a national and international level – watch this space. A special thanks to Bruce Jack Wines, our most recent partnership, for contributing towards the design costs of the report.
The Beach Co-op stepped up to the challenge in 2019 facilitating 59 cleanups with more than 3 507 people. We collected more than 6 tons of waste! It is heartening to see the growing passion of volunteers joining our citizen cleanups as the problems caused by plastic waste on our beaches and in our oceans become more visible.
The Beach Co-op has continued to find creative ways to engage with and attract people to beach cleanups, including using art, music and experiences to deepen the relationship between individuals, communities and the ocean. Our citizen science approach using the Dirty Dozen Cleanup™ methodology provides participants with the hard evidence that they need to further our message, motivate for change and change their consumption habits.
You can read our annual report to find out what we did in the last year and our plans to continue our work given the Covid-19 pandemic and the likely long-lasting habit of social distancing.