Category Archives: Beaches

and what are you doing this weekend?

What a great feature on the Sydney Weekender! –
And Mike Whitney could have not made it any clearer:

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ANYtime and ANYwhere! –

its entirely up you! just make sure you send us your picture

 

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Expedition: Whitsundays Clean Up February 2012

Two Hands Project founder Paul and co-founder Silke

Two Hands Project founder Paul and co-founder Silke

The Two Hands Project team, Paul Sharp (founder) and Silke Stuckenbrock (co-founder), were lucky enough to have the opportunity to sail around the Whitsundays as part of a week long Two Hands Project.

Paul was interviewed by Channel Whitsundays while there:

We found alot of bottle caps, bottles and toothbrushes during our clean ups.

Some of the plastic pollution in the Whitsundays

It’s a a remarkable thing to note that – of all the beaches that the Two Hands Project team have seen in Australia (and we have seen quite a few) – several of the beaches in the Whitsundays were the worst affected by plastic pollution.

Two Hands Project Team with Ben Ware from Whitsundays Plastic Pollution

Two Hands Project Team with Ben Ware from Whitsundays Plastic Pollution

We also got the chance to go diving and snorkelling too, so it wasn’t all clean ups and no play ;)

Two Hands Project Founder Paul with Ben Ware from Whitsundays Plastic Pollution...and some of the plastic collected in the tinny behind the boat

We were taken around the Whitsundays by local Ben Ware: awesome guide, passionate on solving the problem of plastic pollution in the Whitsundays and genuine all round decent human being.  You can see more of what Ben does on his Facebook Page: Whitsundays Plastic Pollution.

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Celebrating our volunteers: Let’s hear it for the mermaids

Check out Sarah Mermaid’s story:

Sarah Mermaid is a Two Hands Project participant based in Sydney, Australia.

She also holds sustainable workshops for kids and adults where they reuse plastic found on the beach – turning them into works of art!

These straws have been used for approximately 10 minutes – they have another 300-400 years to live! Let’s make some cool mermaid art!

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