Beach cleans are the keystone of our work, and take place in three different ways: community beach cleans, remote shoreline clean ups, and beach event/surf competition cleans! Our clean ups not only restore the shores from pollution, they provide data on the types of the debris washing up onto the beaches. This data informs our campaigns and programs, which are working to tackle the root of the plastic pollution crisis, so that we can make clean ups obsolete! Check out the history of our clean ups below.

Year

   No. of clean ups

   No. of volunteers

   Weight of debris

   No. of super sacs

2015

4

100

200 kg

1.5

2016

24

500

4.42 tonnes

42

2017

36

660

20 tonnes

170

2018

34

630

10 tonnes

80

With your help and stoke to protect what we love, we can keep our coastlines free from trash, and have fun on the beach with other volunteers!

View our Events Calendar to see when the next Love Your Beach Clean event is.

We are always looking for more volunteers at our beach clean ups. Whether you want to lead your own beach clean, help organize an existing one, or simply come along and collect trash with everyone else, get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator, we would love to have you help out.

If you are thinking of hosting an event on the beach here on the Pacific Rim, and would like Surfrider to attend, you can get in touch with Chapter Manager. We would love to help you make your event plastic waste free!

You can download the official LYBC Annual Planner Calendar for your fridge! And if you love your beach clean, share it! Be sure to hashtag your photographs #LYBC or #5minutebeachclean