Due to the continuous input of trash from human activities, it is crucial that we regularly clean up our beaches and reefs to reduce pollution and avoid potential injuries, intoxication, or even death of wildlife. 

The vast majority of trash that is produced and mishandled is not biodegradeable, and will therefore remain in the environment if not actively removed and properly disposed of.  

Furthermore, trash knows no country borders, especially at sea, which means that it will be carried by ocean currents and washed up on beaches that may be thousands of kilometers away from where it was produced, making it a global problem that needs to be addressed systemic problem, not just a local one. 

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Beach Cleanups

Small scale cleanups may seem to have a minor impact when compared to global scale pollution, but keep in mind that there are a multitude of organizations operating simultaneously in most locations, and that each piece  that we remove from our beaches is one less piece that will get washed back into the ocean or get ingested by wildlife.

Underwater Cleanups

Discarded fishing equipment and general waste are unfortunately very common sightings on coral reefs. 

By removing them regularly, we reduce the chance of animals getting entangled and killed, as well as the amount of microplastics that get ingested and therefore find their way into the food chain.

Underwater cleanups are more complex than one may think, and require specific training for them to be carried out efficiently and without causing additional damage to wildlife.

Coralyfe will reach out for SCUBA diving volunteers to help recover large discarded fishing nets when encountered. Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up to date and keep an eye out for a call to action!