The ocean needs you.

Fundraising campaign by Odysseas Lamprou
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Best Practice Award for the Marine Environment 2022

BEACH CLEANING was established in 2018 with the goal of organizing beach and underwater cleanups. Since then, the team has successfully completed almost 100 initiatives throughout Greece, collecting more than 70,000 kg of waste. Our primary objective is to clean the sea and coastlines of all types of waste. Subsequently, our focus has shifted towards processing plastic waste using the Circular Economy model, in collaboration with the Swedish Institute for the Circular Economy (CEEII). Our goal is to not only collect garbage from the sea but also create new objects that benefit society.

In 2020 and 2021, we managed to create seven sets of benches with bins and eleven changing cabins for the beach. These were placed in municipalities where we had completed cleanups and collected plastic waste.

In 2022, we launched the "Blue Saronic" program with the aim of removing waste from the Saronic Gulf. With 16 cleanups completed in ten municipalities surrounding the gulf, and more than 12,000 kg of waste of all kinds collected it became the biggest environmental program to have taken place in the Saronic Gulf. For 2023, we plan to continue the "Blue Saronic" program with 18 initiatives as well as other places in Greece including islands while dedicating ourselves even more to the Circular Economy sector. We aim to carry out an integrated chain, from collection to the creation of new objects from plastic.

Furthermore, we have an educational program named “students of today, citizens of tomorrow” and our main goal is to inform and raise awareness among youngsters as young as kindergarten age, about the importance of sea pollution and plastic use. With the support of schools, scout teams, and organizations with kids we also organize cleanups, so the kids can feel part of the change.

Our team has more than 30 volunteers who actively participate in both organizational tasks and initiatives. In every cleanup, we also get to meet new volunteers who support our vision of making a real difference. All team members are volunteers and do not get paid. All funds are used for equipment such as diving gear, bags, and special net bags for the underwater rubbish, as well as our transportation.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. Your support is invaluable.

Organizer

  • Odysseas Lamprou

Donors

  • Elisa Papageorgiou
  • Donated on Apr 05, 2023
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 28, 2023
€10.00

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3 donors
  • Elisa Papageorgiou
  • Donated on Apr 05, 2023
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 28, 2023
€10.00

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