Support Beach Cleanup’s
Every day, about 18,000 tonnes of garbage is dumped into the oceans, worldwide.
Every year approximately 14 billion pounds of tires, cardboard boxes, plastic cups, bottles, cans, and other trash are dumped into the ocean. Not only is this polluting our oceans, but it is wreaking havoc on the wildlife.
Turtles, seals, sea birds and whales are every second, dying from getting stuck in, or eating our garbage. It is time for this to change! Join IMMCS in cleaning up beaches, with Operation Clear Sands.
We’re currently looking for cleanup coordinators and volunteers to coordinate a cleanup at their local beaches or spread the word for others to join one! Contact IMMCS for this opportunity.
Here are some common questions people ask, so we’ve provided you with some info.
Q: How Does the Trash Get to the Beach?
A: Some of it comes from visitors to the beach who litter. But even more, comes from the trash you see on the streets. How does that happen? When it rains, the trash on the street sweeps into storm drains – many of which discharge into the ocean or other nearby bodies of water. Trash also can be carried by the wind where it finds its way into waterways that feed into the ocean. Recreational and commercial boaters also dump trash right into the open waters, which eventually can find its way onto the shore.
Q: Why Are Beach Cleanups So Important you might ask?
A: Beach cleanups are vital. Garbage and litter are not just unsightly – they’re dangerous. Debris poses a threat to ocean life. When seabirds and marine mammals mistake sharp objects for food, they can block their airways and suffocate or damage their digestive tracts. Fish get entangled in six-pack rings, rope, fishing nets, and plastic strapping that people discard on the shore and sometimes far out at sea. Or they mistake these items for food as well. Either way, the results are the same – the fish and the animals can suffer and die.
This campaign is targeting these problems (plastics and trash in the ocean, animals and marine life dying and pollution). Our solution to this problem is (cleaning up beaches, internationally, using advanced equipment and an army of volunteers), what we need is (donations for long term reusable garbage sacs or direct donations of supplies, and volunteers and local campaign coordinators).
We welcome supplies being donated for this campaign such as garbage sacs that are (reuseable and durable), tools that help our volunteers cover more ground and deploy advanced debris detection and removal equipment.
Otherwise, any donations received will be used to purchase these supplies. Thank you all for your support for our mission to defend marine wildlife worldwide!