Turning the Plastic Tide
Plastic Tide (2023)
In 2023 the Clean Planet Foundation partnered with Turning the Plastic Tide to remove marine litter from the coast in Aberdeenshire and educate a younger audience.
The majority of waste being plastic, including fishing nets, bottles but also many other different sources of litter.
The Coast between Fraserburgh and East Haven in Angus is simply stunning. However, it is suffering from Marine Litter, the majority of it being of plastic, including fishing nets, bottles but also many other different sources of litter.
East Grampian Coastal Partnership, known as the Turning the Plastic Tide, is a non-profit organisation, educating volunteers and organising beach cleanups while collecting valuable data to study the influence of tides and currents in litter deposition and removal. With the Clean Planet Foundation's vision for Clean Oceans, Clean Air and Clean Environment, the two not-for-profit organisations came together to support their common vision.
By creating a network of trained and well-equipped volunteers, this project will continue to have a major impact on the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire coastline into the future. This project will include a large number of volunteers and organisations, including The Marine Conservation Society, KIMO, Marine Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council, Port Authorities, Fishing Bodies, Conservation Groups, businesses, Community Councils and schools.