International Coastal Cleanup

International Coastal Cleanup

Each September, organizations around the world help protect our shared waterways by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup. More than eight million kilograms (18 million pounds) of trash—equivalent to the weight of over 100 Boeing 737s—was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during Ocean Conservancy’s 2015 International Coastal Cleanup according to a new report released today at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ocean Conservancy’s Ocean Trash Index is the world’s largest item-by-item, location-by-location database of trash found in near-shore environments. Over 30 years, more than 225 million items of trash have been logged and removed from our beaches and waterways. Some of the more unusual items found in the September 2015 Cleanup include: 97 TV sets, 28 refrigerators, 39 toilets and 54 bicycles.

With our passion for protecting the planet and our local waterways, Keep Charlotte Beautiful is proud to pledge our support and participate in the global movement by organizing a Coastal Cleanup on Charlotte County’s shorelines.

Where: Beaches, canals, and waterways throughout the county!
When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Who: Anyone who can pick up litter or help beautify or community!
Fee: This is a free community event open to KCB members and non-members.

The first 825 to register will get a free Coastal Cleanup t-shirt!

We also provide safety and collection supplies for your cleanup. The pickup will be at 25550 Harbor View Rd., Suite 2, please call to arrange for a pickup time.

Cleanup reports need to be turned in within one week of your cleanup. We need these numbers to continue getting donated supplies and support from the community.