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Join This Global 24-Hour Beach Clean-Up And Help Make A Difference

By Claire Plush
7th Jun 2019

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We’re celebrating Sustainability Month at Urban List, so when we heard about this event, we knew we had to share. 

If you’re on a mission to make a difference, then this is a chance to help outside of your own four walls. 

Did you know that by 2050 the oceans could have more plastic than fish? Scary, huh? To help prevent that frightening statistic becoming a reality, this weekend, as part of World Oceans Day, SEA LIFE is hosting its first ever 24-Hour Global Beach Clean. From California to New Zealand, 50 SEA LIFE attractions across the world will be taking to the sand to collect litter that has washed up on the shores. 

In Sydney, that means the action is happening in Lavender Bay and Manly Beach, with the SEA LIFE team and their compadres (that’s you) scraping the sand clean. With an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic waste entering the world’s oceans each year, this clean-up is an easy and effective way to make a difference locally. 

SEA LIFE Sydney is currently calling for volunteers to literally lend a hand and help tidy up our beaches, so if you’ve got no plans, this is your chance to do something good with your Saturday morning. All you have to do is turn up—gloves and bags will be provided. To find out more information, click here. 

The Details

What: 24 Hour Global Beach Clean
When: Saturday 8 June, various time starts
Where: Lavender Bay, North Shore and Manly Beach, Manly

Image credit: Ishan. 

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