Plastic Pollution Public Fundraiser

Public Fundraiser: You can get involved and help us deliver 3000 km of Clean Ups!

Since starting in 1990, Surfrider Foundation Europe has placed the problem of marine litter at the heart of its mission. It has been organising Ocean Initiatives for almost 25 years, aimed at raising awareness and educating the public on the issue of marine litter through waste collections. The overall objectives of the Ocean Initiatives programme are (i) limiting new waste generation, (ii) promoting a circular economy for 100% of generated waste and, (iii) limiting the impact of existing waste in the environment. EOCA has agreed to support Ocean Initiatives during 2019 and 2020 and is now looking to raise €30,000 during 2019 and 2020 to fund this initiative.

The money from EOCA will be used to fund the on-going successful beach clean programme, whilst expanding into new areas such as in-ocean cleans. 2018 broke the record for the number of participants and collections organised and this year the target is for 1000 volunteers to organise at least 1600 clean up events, mobilising 60,000 people in 47 countries, educating 100,000 people. Data on the number and type of collected items from 1195km of beach, lakes, rivers and seabeds all over the world will fuel scientific research and underpin lobbying of the EU for stricter targets on the reduction of waste and pollution entering our oceans. Click on the Surfrider Europe logo below to go to their page and find an event you can get involved in!

Every €10 donated via the EOCA website will help us fund an area of 50 metres square (50m x 50m) -the area of two olympic size swimming pools!- of clean ups delivered through the Ocean Initiatives project.

You can donate and help us acheive our target of raising €30,000 for this project by using the PayPal button below - thank you.


Our Fundraisers

Beach litter.  Image Surfrider Europe
Funded: 2019

Surfrider Foundation Europe is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Europe’s oceans, seas, beaches, lakes, rivers and coastlines.
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We’re delighted to have been supported by the European Outdoor Conservation Association, who have been
an excellent partner and whose support has enabled us to divert more much-needed funds into local projects.
Dr Matthias Hammer, Biosphere Expeditions