I've organized a lot of cleanups in my time. Whether it's helping a dive center organize a Dive Against Debris survey or running large scale event for Project AWARE, my life for 10 years now has been pretty much surrounded by rubbish.
On May 24, over 50 volunteers from Aquanaut Scuba and Snorkelling Centre, Kingston University Sub Aqua Club in association with Kingston University Students Union Volunteering undertook a huge Thames River Clean project at Kingston Upon Thames, Thameside in the UK.
Spectators walking across the bridge and along the tow path looked in disbelief at the quantity of debris that was extracted from such a small area of the Thames including 105 shopping trolleys!
Corporate volunteers from Australand, one of Australia’s leading property developers, took part in Dive Against Debris at La Perouse in support of Clean Up Australia Day.
Australand teamed up with Project AWARE, Abyss Dive Centre and Randwick City Council to make sure that rubbish collected is properly sorted and recorded and then safely disposed of after the Dive Against Debris.
100% AWARE Partner Scuba Junkie organised Shark Week this March in Pulau Mabul, Sabah, Malaysia. The event kicked off spectacularly with the tagline - '400 million years to perfect - 30 years to almost destroy' to inspire support for their shark conservation efforts.