Donate to support our clean-up, research and recycling efforts
Plastic@Bay runs a professional beach cleaning effort, employing beach rangers. Beach rangers are an incredible asset, they clean the area on a very regular basis, avoiding plastic to penetrate into our environment. They also run permanent monitoring of different aspect of plastic pollution in the area. The data they collect is precious to our own research but also to the overall understanding of plastic pollution. Finally the beach rangers are a precious interface with the public enjoying our unique coastline. Informing and promoting a sustainable way of living with our fragile ocean. The rangers are also trained to respond to marine animal distress, they are often the first on site in case of problems. A ranger collects up to 9t of plastic pollution in a year.
Offset your plastic footprint!
We have calculated that for £10 donated to the ranger service, we can remove 7kg of plastic. The equivalent of 700 plastic bottles!
Support our research
Our research efforts are made on a voluntary basis, there is no source of income for this important part of our work.
First, we work on the flux of plastic in the area, monitoring weekly plastic pollution since years and using these data to calibrate oceanographic models simulating the flux of plastic particles in our area and further. We maintain and develop free web tools to support other groups into their fight against plastic pollution.
Second, we develop new methods of recycling to stop sending collected pollution to landfill. We are using the principles of Precious Plastic to process plastics that few takes care off, ropes and nets. It is estimated that 650 000 tons of fishing gear is lost at sea yearly. It is critical that we quickly find ways of treating this pollution.
We collaborate with schools for clean-up events and we also provide circular economy workshops where we do a practical removing plastic pollution, preparing it for recycling and recycling it into new objects. This workshops are accessible at a £300 fee for non-profit organisations and schools