Coastal Clean Up Day - What To Look For

It's that time of year again, time for the International Coastal Clean Up!

| Last Years Call to Clean Up - From Ocean Conservancy Youtube

What is Coastal Cleanup Day?

For over 30 years communities and individuals have been coming together to help protect the ocean through cleaning up beach, coasts and rivers. The event takes place annually on the third Saturday of September, this year in on Saturday the 18th. 

Over the last 30 years the clean up has grown dramatically from its start in the United States to an international opperation with more than 100 countries participating!

Learn more about International Coastal Clean Up Day here...

Sign up or find a cleanup near you here...

The Results from 2018

Facts from International Clean Up Report 2018

| Image from 2018 International Coastal Cleanup Report. Click here to view in full.

In 2018 the most commonly found item was Cigarette Butts. If you are heading out for a clean up then here are some the top ten items collected last year that you can look out for this year:

  1. Cigarette Butts - If laid out there were enough butts to measure the length of 5 marathons (equivalent to 78 miles).

  2. Food Wrappers

  3. Plastic Beverage Bottles - There were enough bottle caps found to
    cover 645 surfboards!

  4. Plastic Bottle Caps

  5. Plastic Grocery Bags - Enough plastic bags to sew together to make 5,461 sails.

  6. Other Plastic Bags 

  7. Straws & Stirrers - The number of straws found would reach a height of over 10,000 palm trees.

  8. Plastic Takeout Containers 

  9. Plastic Lids

  10. Foam Takeaway Containers

You can read all of the reports from the last 33 year here on Ocean Conservancy.

We want to hear from you!

This year we are excited to see what the clean up has to offer. Let us know if you are joining in and show us what you have collected! Share your stories and adventures with us on Facebook, Instagram or send us an email to

To celebrate everyone doing their part this weekend we are offering a free Surfer Wave Necklace with all orders over $25!

This necklace is sure to catch people's attention, worn on an adjustable wax rope the pendant is a stamped wave on a metal pendant.

To claim your free necklace all you need to do is shop for your favourite ocean inspired items at Ocean Helper and spend over $25, the necklace will be automatically added to your cart!

Make sure you order before Monday to get yours free gift!!

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