Tasmania’s remote southwest coast is home to some of the most beautiful and inaccessible beaches on the planet. These special places form part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
But a toxic wave of plastic pollution is threatening to destroy these delicate coastal ecosystems.
Every single day, thousands of pieces of rubbish wash onto our amazing World Heritage beaches, polluting ancient middens, choking our oceans and killing precious marine life and sea birds.
Luckily, Team Clean are on the case! They are a 100% not-for-profit volunteer expedition dedicated to protecting some of Australia’s wildest and most remote coastlines.
This March, a dedicated team of expert volunteer beach cleaners will embark on an epic expedition to clean up the mountain of rubbish that washes up on these beautiful World Heritage beaches.
Most of the beaches targeted by the cleanup are accessible only by sea via fishing boats and dinghies, piloted by some of Tasmania’s finest and most highly-skilled skippers, who volunteer their time to make sure the team gets ashore safely.
Team Clean Tasmania are running a Pozible campaign and by making a donation to this 100% volunteer-run non-profit expedition, you will be contributing to:
- The significant transport costs required to access these remote areas;
- High energy food to keep hardy volunteers out on the beaches and cleaning for as long as possible each day;
- The purchasing of essential tools to help them with the rubbish collection and with the important collection of data, so they can measure not only their progress, but the long term impacts of marine debris on the wild beaches of Tasmania’s west coast.
You can donate via www.pozible.com/profile/team-clean-tasmania