Sea Shepherd's Remote Beach Clean-ups
Christmas Island 'Trash Bash'
In 2021 and 2022, Sea Shepherd crew travelled to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean to undertake intensive remote clean-ups of the island's beaches. Watch the video from our 2022 clean-up below or keep reading to find out more about our Christmas Island Trash Bash Campaign.
“The continual waves of plastic washing ashore at Greta Beach was so shocking and was at a rate that I’d not seen before despite being part of over 75 Sea Shepherd beach clean-ups. As fast as we were cleaning it up, more plastic would wash in. It was a challenge both mentally and physically dealing with over 2.8 tonnes of trash on what is a place of biodiversity and beauty."
- Sea Shepherd Australia's National Marine Debris Campaigner, Marina Hansen.
“A whale or old turtle would remember the time when the ocean was clean and free of plastic but during their lifetime this has completely changed and is one more problem they must navigate.
We have come so far; ten years ago, marine plastic pollution was hardly being discussed on the global stage. But now the story is different, and scientists and innovators are developing new technologies, and I feel positive that we will find the right path. In the meantime, Sea Shepherd will continue to tackle plastic pollution on remote beaches and strive for a clean and safe ocean for all marine life.”
- Sea Shepherd Australia’s Christmas Island Campaign Leader, Liza Dicks