Beach Clean

International Coastal Cleanup

Thanks to all of the legends who joined us and Dive Centre Manly yesterday for International Coastal Clean Up day! We had a massive turn out and positive to see not as much plastic collected as usual. Could be also due to our pals at Surfrider Foundation Manly for their amazing clean up efforts throughout the week.

A big shout out and thanks to Convenient for who? for petitioning to reduce straws along the Northern Beaches Straw Petition (if you have not signed please jump on to the page now); Sprocket & Steel for their stainless steel straws and Czech NetBag for the oh so loved flexible cotton stringy reusable bags!

A huge thanks to Infinity Bakery for donating all of the fresh bread rolls; and Nonna's Gourmet Sausages & Deli and Suzy Spoon's Vegetarian Butcher for providing us with the delicious sausages.

It is wonderful working with organisations and individuals throughout the community towards reducing plastic waste. Anyone can make a positive impact!

Thanks to our supporters and collaborators: Plastic Free Manly SEA LIFE Trust ANZ Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

Plastic Free July Cleanup

What a great start to Plastic Free July! A HUGE thanks to the +60 underwater and beach cleaners, and team at Dive Centre Manly, who came down to Manly Cove today and helped clean up our beautiful coastline. Another big thanks to Cathy Griffin and Czech NetBag for your support today.

Beach cleaners collected over 25 kilos of trash, and soft plastic wrapping and fragments made up more than half of this. Divers hauled in a mammoth amount and apart from the ridiculous amount of plastic collected some notable finds included broken paddles, shoes and a stuffed whales tail ..the whale tail will now become an honorary mascot!

Take the Plastic Free July challenge and keep it simple, achievable and sustainable

Thanks to our supporters and collaborators:
SEA LIFE Trust ANZ Manly Sea Life Sanctuary Plastic Free Manly

World Oceans Day 2017

A HUGE thank you to the crew that joined us on World Oceans Sunday afternoon to help clean Manly Cove.

It was a soggy afternoon, and after a few days of crazy weather the build up of rubbish was clear to see!

All up we collected over 20 kilos of rubbish (in just over an hour) and some interesting stats include:
- 100 + ear cleaners
- Over 150 straws
- More than 200 bottle tops
- 5 planks of wood
- 30 + plastic tile spacers were collected.

Cheers everyone, your efforts were amazing!

We love our beach cleans but we know this is a bandaid solution. Plastic Free July is approaching so its time to refuse single-use plastics and switch to better reusable alternatives!

Clean Up Australia Day 2017

Although EVERY DAY is CLEAN UP DAY, we did something a little bit special this year for Clean Up Australia Day. More Yoga Less Trash combined the bliss of yoga on the beach with the feel-good buzz from cleaning the beach afterwards. It was inspiring to see the crew still enjoying their yoga practice through a slight drizzle of rain and we certainly collected a lot of trash!

We cleaned up over 2600 cigarette butts, 22 plastic water bottles, 15 aluminium cans, 16 glass bottles (mostly beer), well over 40 kilos of soft plastic (mostly packaging items), 3 dead fish (x2 puffer and x1 leather jacket) and much much more!! The 'catch' of the day would have to be a large broken paddle, which we think could be repaired and put to good use!

We were also joined by Senator Richard Di Natale and Clara Williams Roldan - Greens to do their bit for Manly and Clean Up Australia!

A huge THANK YOU to Gabriella Woodward and her team at Infinite Yoga who guided everyone through a revitalising yoga class and helped out until the end with the clean up. Infinite Yoga’s studio has unobstructed views of the ocean at Freshwater Beach, and the team has always felt a connection to the environment and they are determined to help build a more sustainable community.

“Clean Up Australia Day is only one day a year, however it’s a great opportunity to raise awareness and challenge people to recognise and change bad habits,” says Gabriella Woodward.

On Sydney beaches alone, single-use plastic makes up almost 90% of waste found. Beach clean-up events can help reduce the negative impact this has on marine life, by minimising the amount of pollution entering the sea.

Healthy body, mind and environment are all intrinsically connected. We hope everyone walked away feeling energized after their yoga session and inspired to find alternative solutions and reduce single-use plastic in their every day lives. Whether it's bringing your own re-usable bag, refilling your own water bottle or bringing your own coffee cup... every little helps prevent excess litter entering our aquatic environment!