SEA LIFE TRUST Global Beach Clean

Registration is now open for our 24hr Global Beach Clean event which is taking place on 18th September 2024!


Each year at the SEA LIFE TRUST, we organise our global beach and water way clean up inviting friends from around the world to sign up and take part with us. It is estimated that 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans each year and that by 2050, the oceans could have more plastic in them than fish. 

Plastic waste worldwide fills our oceans, coastlines and waterways and litter washed up on our local shores is not just unpleasant to look at; it also harms and kills our precious wildlife and their habitats. Microplastics are now within human food chains, starting off being consumed by plankton and other filter-feeding animals, making their way up the food chain to our dinner plates.  

From New Zealand to California, Bangkok to Brighton we join together over this one 24 hour period 

and turn our attention to this global crisis.

In 2023, 1,643 people from around the world helped us to collect almost 3,000kg of litter which is pretty amazing! We hope that even more people sign up to collect even more litter this year – our 2024 24 hour Global Beach Clean is your chance to make a difference!

To find out more about clean up events in your local area or to request our beach clean toolkit which contains everything you need to organise your own clean up, please email our team –

We can't wait to see you at a clean up this year!

We're working to protect the world’s oceans and fight the tidal wave of pollution.

Our annual Global Beach Clean is your chance to make a difference!

If you'd still like to make a donation to support our 2023 clean up event, you can do so here: 


Why we do it

SEA LIFE TRUST has a vision of a world where oceans are healthy, properly protected and full of diverse life.

We champion the need for plastic-free oceans and our annual 24 hour Global Beach Clean is a fantastic way to support this.

Looking for more inspiration on how to reduce plastic litter? Here are five ways to make change.

Check out our 2023 round-up video and 2024 promo video here: