creates global awareness for an obvious goal:

cleaning up the poisonous plastic mess we make.


"ACTION" Project 2012-2020

Captain Manfred Reicher founder - chairman


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ALBATROSS South Carolina

in Cooperation with
"ALBATROSS" anti Plastic Pollution "Action" Project 2012-2020

Facebook Beach Sweep River Sweep


By SeaGrant
Beach Sweep/River Sweep is South Carolina's largest one-day volunteer cleanup event of its kind.

Every 3rd Saturday in September, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., thousands of South Carolinians clear beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps of aquatic debris.

The cleanup, organized by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and
S.C. Department of Natural Resources, has taken place annually since 1988 - when Sea Grant first started it.

The Sweep takes place in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the
Ocean Conservancy.

Once the Sweep is over, the Ocean Conservancy tallies all of the debris data. This data helps us learn the sources of litter so we can stop pollution before it starts.

Why pick up trash?

There's always going to be garbage, right? What difference does it make?
Aquatic debris is dangerous. Seeing the effects of it first-hand, by participating in the cleanup, can demonstrate that. Litter is a danger to our wildlife, our safety, and our economy.

South Carolina is lucky to have such a vast amount of wonderful aquatic resources.

We are home to a diverse wildlife population.
Our state's economy thrives on the tourism industry.
However, if we don't care for our natural resources, they simply won't be there.

Can you imagine a future in which your children or grandchildren won't be able to enjoy our beaches?

Won't fish? Or boat? If we don't address the consequences of our throwaway, disposable lifestyle now, these grim possibilities could become our reality, experts tell us.
Don't let it happen!


More Plastic Than Plankton?
Have we reached a point in time when there is more plastic than plankton in our oceans?

According to the American Reef Coalition we have. 

Source www.ecoswim.com/b/blog/

Stopping the Rising Tide of Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

Plastics and Marine Debris

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“News and information about rivers is important because a stream is only as healthy as the land it flows through,” Gillies said.

“We may be limiting our reporting to rivers, but that coverage will inherently reflect the quality of the wider environment.”


“People should learn about their watersheds and not make uniformed judgments, Protecting our rivers starts with being knowledgeable and notrelying on word-of-mouth or assuming the conditions of the water.” ” says McGlashen.

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