Pulse Up, Waste Down.
Runners, walkers and all!
Join us at locations across Australia for a fun 30 minute cleanup to meet likeminded people and protect our marine environment.
Stick around to help sort recyclables and collect data from our haul for
the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.
Our clean ups provide the numbers to help change plastic pollution policy in Australia so we show them what's happening on our beaches!
Most marine debris on our beaches across Australia we find is plastic, which is made from oil.
Plastic is, by it's very nature, durable and hardy and does not break apart for hundreds of years. When it does disintegrate, it does so very slowly (it photo-degrades) into smaller and smaller plastic pieces which fish, birds, and other marine life easily mistake for food, severely disrupting the ocean food chain and posing serious entanglement hazards for all sea life. Then there's the impact it has on humans as it enters our own food chain. It is said that a person with a regular seafood diet will ingest over 11,000 pieces of microplastic in a year! As plastic reaches big and small - found in the smallest of marine organisms and encompassing five swirling continental gyres in our oceans across the world... something needs to be done.
Over hundreds of weekly cleanups since September 2012, Responsible Runners have picked up over 200 tonnes of rubbish, including over 1 million cigarette butts and
hundreds of thousands of recyclable drink containers, plastic straws, bottle caps and cutlery.
This is only the beginning. We must all work together by saying NO to disposable plastic bags, bottles, and packaging to foster a culture of reuse. Only by prioritising long-term sustainability over short-term convenience - starting with each and every one of us - will we truly begin addressing the problem of plastic pollution in our ocean.
Check out our sister initiative Responsible Cafes who are engaging cafes and business all over the world to reduce takeaway coffee cups and incentivise reusable cups!
FIND YOUR LOCAL CLEAN UP!
The Australian coastal region is world-class, let's keep it that way!
Find a clean-up near you.
Or book our newly launched Social Impact Experiences through Air Bnb.
In 2018 we will be transitioning to monthly clean ups and will be available for charity & corporate clean ups.
NEW SOUTH WALES
- BALMORAL: 1st Sunday of each month, 6PM @ the Rotunda OR book our newly launched
Social Impact Experience through Air Bnb.
- BONDI: 1st Sunday of each month, 6PM @ sand in front of central beach steps
- BRIGHTON LE SANDS: 1st Sunday of each month, 6PM @ sand in front of central beach steps. TBC
- COOGEE: 1st Sunday of each month, 6PM @ sand in front of central beach steps
- ROSE BAY: Every Sunday, 4PM @ grass where Caledonian Rd hits the beach
- MANLY: Every 1st Sunday of each month, 8:30AM @ the 4 Pines Brewery
- MAROUBRA: TBC
- ILLAWARA: 1st Sunday of each month, 7:30AM. Check the Facebook page for location details.
- ETTALONG BEACH: TBC
- TUGGERAH: Every morning, roughly 8:30AM @ end of Tuggerah Beach path, Magenta Shores
- GOLD COAST (THE SPIT): Wednesdays, 7AM @ Volunteer Marine Rescue tower near the Gold Coast Seaway. TBC
- GOLD COAST (BURLEIGH BEACH): Thursdays, 4PM @ beach patrol tower near the viewing platform (Justins Park). TBC
- GOLD COAST (TUGUN): Saturdays, 6:30AM @ Tugun SLSC. TBC
- GOLD COAST (MERMAID BEACH): Thursdays, 6AM @ Mermaid Beach SLSC. TBC
- BUNBURY (HUNGRY HOLLOW BEACH): Sunday fortnights, 4PM @ Hungry Hollow Beach
- SCARBOROUGH (BEACHES AROUND PERTH): Last Sunday of every month, 9:30/10AM.
If you're not on Facebook, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
- ST KILDA: Taken over by the lovely 3182 Beach Patrol crew! Please check Facebook group for up to date clean ups.
Can't Find A Cleanup Near You? Why Not Start Your Own RR Group?
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