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Global Beach Cleanup

Empty The Tanks / Global Beach Cleanup

Ocean debris kills nearly one million sea creatures every single year.

 

Saving dolphins and whales is about more than just ending the captivity trade. Empty the Tanks believes that ocean conservation is just as vital to the survival of all cetaceans. We must provide a clean habitat for dolphins, whales, and all ocean creatures to thrive in. We have polluted our oceans and now it is time for us to take global responsibility to help restore them.

Please join Empty the Tanks as we clean up our oceans and shores.

The Empty the Tanks Annual Beach Cleanup will take place in June every year, but you can plan a cleanup for any day!

You can join from anywhere in the world, even if you don’t have an ocean near you. Every piece of plastic and debris that you clean up is one less that will find its way into the ocean and potentially entangle and kill marine life.

Get your friends and family together and make it an afternoon dedicated to cleaning up our world. Be sure and post your photos and tag us so we can feature them as well. If you decide to organize a beach clean up in your area and you would like us to share your event page with others, please send us the link.

Thank you for your support of Empty the Tanks! Let’s clean up the ocean together!

Here are some steps to help you get started in planning your cleanup!

  1. Pick a park, shoreline or beach that you want to focus your clean up on.
  2. Contact your city parks department, local state park, or whichever government body is responsible for that location. Tell them you would like to plan a public beach clean up and if there is anything you need from them in order to do so.
  3. Pick your date and time. We suggest doing maybe 2 hours at most so people don’t get tired.
  4. Invite your friends and family! Tell them to bring water (in a reusable bottle), sunscreen and anything else that might pertain to your particular climate and area.
  5. Get your supplies ready! Encourage those attending to bring their own buckets and reusable gloves if they can. Here are a few supplies you will want to get together for the big day:
    • buckets for the trash
    • reusable gloves
    • a few garbage bags for you end haul
    • a tarp or large drop cloth (this will give you place to dump all the collected trash and sort it out and/or take pictures.
  6. After you have finished your cleanup you can sort out the recyclable items, items eligible for programs at places such as TerraCycle, and of course what is just trash.
  7. Take pictures because pictures are what encourages others to follow your example!
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