One of the organizations Klean Kanteen supports in Europe is Surfers Against Sewage (SAS). SAS is focused on the protection of the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches for all to access, use and enjoy safely and sustainably. SAS spends their efforts campaigning, volunteering, educating others on conservation and conducting scientific research. In 2014, SAS organized over 350 beach clean-ups, and with the help of more than 9,000 volunteers, they removed well over 50 tons of marine litter!
Established in 1990 by a group of passionate local surfers and beach-lovers in the picturesque north coast village of St. Agnes and Porthtowan, the organization swiftly created a national calling for improved water quality across the UK.
At this year's 25th anniversary Surfers Against Sewage Spring Beach Clean, they are calling for community volunteers to lead Big Spring Cleans at their favorite beaches over the weekend of the 27th – 29th of March. Set to be the biggest ever, the Big Spring Beach Clean 2015 aims to cover at least 150 beaches and mobilize up to 5,000 beach clean volunteers to remove tons of beach litter around the UK coastline.
The SAS Big Spring Beach Clean weekend will inspire, encourage and deliver environmental awareness amongst volunteers across all of the UK. The marine and coastal environments are under increasing environmental pressure, not least from the growing marine litter epidemic.
Klean Voice contributor Henry Hoogenveen is a passionate advocate for the outdoors, and represents Klean Kanteen in Europe. As such, he shares events, information, trends and happenings from across the ocean right here on the Klean Blog.