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Join us for the Fishing for Plastic International Clean-up

 We are hosting an exciting community event called the "Fishing for Plastic Derby" in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas on May 25, 2019. Teams will be competing for the most plastic collected and then joining for prizes and an evening of food, drinks and entertainment at the lovely Jib Room at Marsh Harbour Marina.

For those of you who are excited about being involved with this event, but unable to make it to Marsh Harbour, we are also having the Fishing for Plastic International Clean-up!

 Join us by organizing your own cleanup anywhere in the world!

What: Form or Join a team and clean plastic from your local beach, shoreline or community

When: MAY 24th-27th Weekend

How: Register a team in Crowdrise or email angela@fishingforplastic.com

Where: Anywhere on the planet. Let’s get as many countries involved as we can!

Why:   To clean up our oceans for
a healthier environment!

For those who are extra keen, your team can also fundraise for Fishing for Plastic making your cleanup even more powerful

1. Get sponsorship from family, friends, coworkers or local businesses

2. To make it more fun get sponsored per kg/lb of plastic collected

3. Or come up with your own creative ways

Whether you fundraise or join us for the PURE JOY of Plastic cleanup.

PLEASE Send us pics and videos of your team in ACTION with before and after shots of your cleanup. Send to bill@fishingforplastic.com

We look forward to seeing the great work you do and having you join the Fishing for Plastic family!

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#FFPInternationalCleanUp

#FFPDerby

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When
Saturday May 25th
All day
Where
Marsh Harbour, The Bahamas
Marsh Harbour, The Bahamas

Story

Fishing for Plastic is a non-profit organization aimed at enrolling local fishermen to help clean plastic from their shorelines by compensating them per pound of plastic collected. 

Co-founders Angela Burns and Bill Atherholt are excited to be launching the Fishing for Plastic pilot project in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas in May 2019.

It all began over a decade ago. Angela was dismayed at the plastic she saw on Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Ocean beaches when she sailed around the world with her family. Seeing piles of plastic mounded up on uninhabited islands made her realize that we are all in this together. Our oceans are connected and so is our trash.

Bill spent 2 years sailing the Caribbean with his daughter and remembers a day when he walked across an island in anticipation of finding a pristine, uninhabited beach and was heartbroken by instead finding more plastic than sand.

When they met and shared their stories and passion for clean beaches and healthy oceans, the idea of supporting fishermen to clean beaches was born. Many fishermen are working hard to support their families in the face of dwindling fish stocks and some of the worst plastic pollution is found along the coastlines of developing nations. It seemed like a natural fit!

To kick off ongoing collections in the Bahamas, the community of Marsh Harbour will be having their first ever Fishing for Plastic Derby on May 25, 2019. Teams will enjoy some friendly competition as they work hard to collect the biggest mounds of plastic for prizes.

As Bill and Angela shared this idea not only with the many wonderful volunteers who have helped launch Fishing for Plastic, but also with friends, family and co-workers, they were inspired by how many people, all over the world wanted to join in and clean up! So, the Fishing for Plastic International Clean-up was born!  AKA :the Virtual Fishing for Plastic Derby

 Join us by organizing your own cleanup anywhere in the world!


We look forward to seeing the great work you do and having you join the Fishing for Plastic family!

Tell your friends about fishingforplastic.org

#FFPInternationalCleanup

#FFPDerby

Posted by Fishing for Plastic Inc