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On 18th February, Oleta founded Plymouth Beach Clean, starting our journey. Our mission – Cleaning Coasts, Protecting the Ocean.

On the 18th March 2018 we held our first event at Mount Batten Beach during a snowstorm!

Plymouth Beach Clean becomes a Plastic Free Ambassador for the Plastic Free Plymouth Sound Initiative

Our founder, Oleta, becomes one of the first #LitterHeroes Ambassadors for Keep Britain Tidy.

On our 28th beach clean, we were joined by Luke Pollard, Local MP and Shadow Fisheries Minister. On this clean, we first spotted the fireworks casings and since then have been working to highlight the problem of plastics usage in outdoor events.

Event 31 saw 63 volunteers help clean up Mount Batten Beach during the Great British Beach Clean weekend. This event was shown in the local paper.

Plymouth Beach Clean has completed 40 beach cleans. In total we have had 521 volunteers clean up Plymouth’s coastline.

As part of the first Great Global Nurdle Hunt we headed to Bovisand Beach. In 2 hours we collected 5,142 Nurdles!

On the 17th March 2019, we held our 50th Beach Clean with 30 volunteers. One year, 50 beach cleans.

Our founder Oleta was invited to write an article for MP Luke Pollard’s second edition of White Papers this edition has a marine focus. Oleta was also invited to speak at the launch event and tell the guests all about her success with Plymouth Beach Clean over the last year.
Have a read of the article by clicking here 

Plymouth Beach Clean Volunteers helped contribute to the #RoadToGlasto2019 project of collecting waste from the ocean, beach, rivers and land to be recycled and made into the Gas Tower Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2019.

Our founder Oleta was invited to the Palace of Westminster for her involvement as a #LitterHeroes Ambassador for Keep Britain Tidy during the Great British Spring Clean 2019

Oleta and the Plymouth Beach Clean team are thrilled to accept a Community Honours award for the Community Group Achievement category. Thank you to all who nominate and to all our volunteers!

Plymouth Beach Clean founder Oleta was interviewed by Emily of Beach Guardian in her BBC Spotlight mini series “Emily Explores” about the plastic pollution in Plymouth. This was featured on BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Cornwall and on BBC News South West Spotlight during the evening news.

Feb
2018
Our Journey Begins

On 18th February, Oleta founded Plymouth Beach Clean, starting our journey.
Our mission - Cleaning Coasts, Protecting the Ocean.

Mar
2018
first beach clean

On the 18th March 2018 we held our first event at Mount Batten Beach during a snowstorm!

May
2018
Plastic Free Ambassador

Plymouth Beach Clean becomes a Plastic Free Ambassador for the Plastic Free Plymouth Sound Initiative.

June
2018
#LitterHeroes Ambassador

Our founder, Oleta, becomes one of the first #LitterHeroes Ambassadors for Keep Britain Tidy.

Aug
2018
Joined by local mp

On our 28th beach clean, we were joined by Luke Pollard, Local MP and Shadow Fisheries Minister. On this clean, we first spotted the fireworks casings and since then have been working to highlight the problem of plastics usage in outdoor events.

Sep
2018
biggest beach clean yet

Event 31 saw 63 volunteers help clean up Mount Batten Beach during the Great British Beach Clean weekend. This event was shown in the local paper.

Dec
2018
40th beach clean

Plymouth Beach Clean has completed 40 beach cleans. In total we have had 521 volunteers clean up Plymouth's Coastline.

Feb
2019
first nurdle hunt

As part of the first Great Global Nurdle Hunt we headed to Bovisand Beach. In 2 hours we collected 5,142 Nurdles!

Mar
2019
50th Beach clean

On the 17th March 2019, we held our 50th Beach Clean with 30 volunteers. One year, 50 beach cleans.

Apr
2019

Our founder Oleta was invited to write an article for  MP Luke Pollard's second edition of White Papers this edition has a marine focus. Oleta was also invited to speak at the launch event and tell the guests all about her success with Plymouth Beach Clean over the last year.
Have a read of the article by clicking here 

May
2019
#RoadToGlasto2019

Plymouth Beach Clean Volunteers helped contribute to the #RoadToGlasto2019 project of collecting waste from the ocean, beach, rivers and land to be recycled and made into the Gas Tower Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2019.

June
2019
Palace of Westminster Visit

Our founder Oleta was invited to the Palace of Westminster for her involvement as a #LitterHeroes Ambassador for Keep Britain Tidy during the Great British Spring Clean 2019

Jul
2019
Community Honours Award

Oleta and the Plymouth Beach Clean team are thrilled to accept a Community Honours award for the Community Group Achievement category. Thank you to all who nominate and to all our volunteers!

Aug
2019
In the News

Plymouth Beach Clean founder Oleta was interviewed by Emily of Beach Guardian in her BBC Spotlight mini series "Emily Explores" about the plastic pollution in Plymouth. This was featured on BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Cornwall and on BBC News South West Spotlight during the evening news.

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