Clean Beach 2014 – Campaign
Organisation: Pidä saaristo siistinä ry
Time: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2014
Keep the Archipelago Tidy is a nationwide non-profit organisation active in environment protection in many fields: waste collection, recycling, information and education. Besides the concrete work, which is to collect and recycle pleasure-boat generated waste, build and maintain waste terminals and dry toilets in nature harbours, Keep the Archipelago Tidy is also active in environmental education.
During the period of 2010-2012 Keep the Archipelago Tidy was a the Finnish representative in the MARLIN project which studied the litter situation of the Baltic Sea shores in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia. Based on the findings of the MARLIN project the Finnish shores were in the worst shape.
Keep the Archipelago Tidy´s commitment is to further raise the issue of littering into the public awareness and discussion and to organize a two week cleaning campaign during 12-25.5.2014. The campaign consists of cleaning up as many shores as possible with the help of thousands of voluntary workers in the Finnish coast line and Aland. The campaign is open for everybody schools, cities, companies, private people, etc. Results and the progress of the campaign is followed by different SOME tools and the campaign also continues the scientific work that was started in the MARLIN project. This campaign is the biggest marine litter campaign that has ever been arranged in Finland.