Sea Change has supported an amazing challenge to clear up plastic pollution along the Cornish coastline – which has resulted in 20 tonnes of plastic being removed to date.
We began our partnership with Sea-Changers in 2018 and our donations feed directly into their UK-based marine conservation grants fund. This awards funding to a range of projects engaged in direct marine clean-up action, education and awareness-raising about marine conservation issues, species, and habitat protection and conservation research. Cornish environmental group Clean Ocean Sailing is one of the projects that has received this funding.
Clean Ocean Sailing’s Steve Green and Monika Hertlová, who live on their 112-year-old schooner ‘The Annette’, have been undertaking the remarkable challenge to clean 10 Beaches in 10 Days. And not just cleaning stretches of the Cornish coastline that are only accessible by boat, but also raising awareness of the level of marine plastics found on the Cornish coastline.
Their itinerary saw them head down the south coast of Cornwall from Helford river and Fal to Coverack, with several volunteers joining them aboard their historic vessel. Collectively they have removed upwards of 20 tonnes of plastic from the Cornwall coast.
All photos copyright: Clean Ocean Sailing 2020