Clean Coast Collective
If you've been meaning to give up your single-use items but haven't really known of a good place to head to buy some of the necessities (straws, bamboo toothbrushes, shampoo bars) then Clean Coast Collective may just be it. With Clean Coast Collective not only are you investing your money into items that last and help you to tread a little lighter, you are also investing in a not-for-profit that uses that money to fund beach clean-up expeditions in remote parts of Australia.
Clean Coast Collective sell stainless steel straws with epic cases, bamboo toothbrushes and natural shampoo bars with the hope of offering alternatives that therefore help decrease our use of single-use plastics.
Each year, Clean Coast Collective run trash tribe expeditions where they take groups of creative and inspiring Australians on journeys to clean up some of Australia's most polluted beaches. These beaches are all incredibly remote and therefore make the journey a once in a lifetime experience - it's definitely something on my bucket list.
At the end of spending a week cleaning up the beach, the group head back to their community and create a project to share their experience. In this way, it helps to further spread the message of ocean pollution and how we can collectively make a difference. I don't know about you but the more I learn about the state of the oceans, and the planet in general, the more I want to be able to spend my time helping to fight these causes.
To date, Clean Coast's expeditions have removed 10.1 tonnes of marine pollution from the Australian Coastline which absolutely blows my mind.
Below is a video that takes you on their expedition to Chilli Beach, what they uncover is insane so if you have a spare 20 minutes I highly recommend giving this a watch.
If you already have your reusables sorted but you believe in the mission that Clean Coast Collective have, you can donate. I often get lost in their incredible website reading blogs, so if you want to check out their website and what they are about you can do so here.
While you're at it, join them on their socials on Instagram and Facebook and follow their journey..