Strangely enough, the Green Getaways team had just this week been discussing tourism accommodation around the Australian coastline, and reading about how some places are taking the initiative and supplying guests with bags if they felt inclined to pick up beach rubbish.
It was therefore great to come across the Take 3 buckets below which led us on a journey to find out a bit more.
Like to find out more? The info below is from the Take 3 Australian website.
Joining forces with environmentalist, Tim Silverwood, the team developed a plan and officially registered Take 3 in mid 2010.
The rest, as they say, is history.
“Plastic gets into the ocean in all sorts of ways but most of it comes from land. By preventing the problem in the first place, we can start to make a real impact in reducing plastic pollution. Whenever you’re at a beach, waterway or anywhere in the great outdoors, simply take 3 pieces of rubbish away with you and you’ve made a difference.”
Picking up other people’s rubbish may not be a natural instinct, but supporters find that they pick up many more than 3 items once they get started.
If you want to share what you’ve collected, take a picture and upload it to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #Take3fortheSea and logging the location. Take 3 can then record the number of items that are being removed and measure the tangible difference they’re making as a collective!”