Welcome to Flossie and the Beach Cleaners
We are an ever-growing group of marine enthusiasts in Ireland and around the world who care deeply about the ocean and its marine life. If we know there is plastic on a beach, we want to clean it!
Our Mission & Work
The group raises awareness about plastic pollution and the damage it is doing to our marine life and oceans around Ireland and different parts of the world.
We present workshops in junior schools and corporate companies about plastic pollution and what we can do to change our way of life. Alongside this, we host fun regular beach cleans around Ireland – you never know what treasure you might find.
And really important to the mission – we want you to join our team!
Environmentalism a core subject in IRISH schools
Please help us by signing our petition.
Richard Boyd Barrett is raising the issue in the Daíl next week and we want as many signatures as possible to support Richard… we are a small group, but we are mighty!!!
Flossie and The Beach Cleaners want to get 'Environmentalism' introduced as a core subject to the school curriculum in Ireland
If you have junior or senior school children, please get them to do our survey below:
We have a senior minister involved and a 'Think Tank' formed with teachers and principals.
We want to do all our 'homework' before we hand this to the Department of Education.
If you are a teacher or principal and would like to become part of the 'Think Tank', please get in touch.
We are still cleaning our beaches during COVID-19. We follow and comply with the HSE guidelines.
Our volunteers keep a safe distance
We sanitize our gloves in line with HSE guidelines
It is a sustainable, fun and safe activity
It reduces plastic in our seas
Everyone can do it
We collected 1883 kg of waste from our beaches in 2020!
We are delighted to announce that we collected 1883 kg of waste in 2020. This is the equivalent of two baby whales.
We thank all the volunteers who took part in this fantastic achievement!
The Beach Cleaners took an environmental journey to Indonesia
In July 2019, Flossie and The Beach Cleaners took an environmental journey to Indonesia and one was a part of the Citarum River in Bandung Indonesia.
The charity realised that the Citarum problem was not only about monstrous amounts of waste, but there was also a health, education and water disaster and it especially affects the children’s living conditions as they not only live by the water, they also play, bathe, and wash their clothes in the river!
During the flood season, the only transport that can be relied upon for evacuation is a boat, especially in the slum area as they have very narrow streets.
When the rainy season has eased, the boat will be used by the local fisherman to clean the Citarum River as they can no longer fish due to the level of poison and rubish that fills the river. They now fish for rubbish and get paid for how much rubbish they bring in, this is then sent to recycling centres close by!
The charity is delighted to have been able to fund this boat and plan on working with Citarum Care and Equator ID going forward!
For Plastic-Free Seas
CONNECTING PEOPLE & THE ENVIRONMENT
We connect with people in countries around the world including Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.
We connect children from different countries so that they can teach each other what can be done to clean up rubbish as well as learn about each other's cultures.
We visit a plastic river in different countries to connect with the reality of the disaster and to keep our children connected globally and clean this world of plastic reality.