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How to run a beach clean-up video

To help out volunteers around the country Tangaroa Blue Foundation has joined forces with the WA State NRM Office and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to create a series of 5 educational videos on marine debris and how to get involved in the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.

If you are keen to run your own beach / river clean-ups check out this video for hints and tips on how to make it fun and do it safely.

A huge thank you to all the stars of the video, to Christian Miller - our amazing photographer and editor and to the WA State NRM Office and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for funding this program.

Video 1 - What is marine debris?

Our second video overviews on everything you need to organise a beach or river clean-up event, from planning to promotion to disposal and thanking volunteers.

 

In video 3 check out how to sort and count the marine debris collected during your beach or river clean-up so that you can also submit it to the Australian Marine Debris Database, contributing to finding solutions that prevent marine debris from occurring in the first place! 

Now you've completed your clean-up and counted your data, our third video shows you how to submit this vital information into the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database. Be part of more than 50,000 volunteers who have contributed to Australia's biggest database on marine debris!

So how can we use this data? Source Reduction Plans are the process of taking data and creating strategies that stop the flow of rubbish into the ocean in the first place. If all we do is clean-up, that's all we'll ever do - so this data is the vital step in improving the health of the marine environment in the long term!