Thank you to our amazing volunteers who helped
at the recent River Rother and Fairlight events.

See our events page for more information.

What We Do

Pick, sort, identify, record

Strandliners’ volunteer activities range along the coast from the River Cuckmere in the west to Dungeness in the east; from Pett Level and Camber Sands on Rye Bay, up the River Rother to Brede and beyond.

We survey for plastic pollution through identification, and record the data for organisations including the Marine Conservation Society, Break Free From Plastic, Surfers Against Sewage and FIDRA. All the time we identify and record plastic in the environment we become more aware of this pervasive issue. Read more.

Why We Do It

Citizen science trainees

If we want to stop plastic pollution, we need to know what it is and where it comes from. By creating a data-rich picture of environmental pollution, we can begin to put the steps in place to stop it. Beach cleans are great for awareness, though they are only a stop-gap.

There can be many sources of the rubbish we see on our beaches and along the river banks, litter dropped on the beach and inland, lost fishing equipment, poorly managed waste systems, sewage related debris down toilets and more.

Become a citizen scientist

Strandliners were at the Spring Water Festival at Cuckmere Haven on Saturday 15th May and at Holywell (Eastbourne) on Saturday 22nd May. We invited the public to become citizen scientists for an hour by carrying out a survey of meso- and microplastic. Find out more.

Sea beans

Do you need someone to give a talk? Do you need someone to give training or lead a beach survey? Do you need someone to deliver a team-building day? Strandliners may be able to help. Just send an email outlining your requirements.

Bottles from…

Strandliners have been collating the data from their “Bottles From…” campaign in order to respond to the Government’s consultation on a deposit return scheme. You can read their report here.

Situations vacant

Strandliners is expanding, and we need your help. Click here to see our situations vacant page.

Click here to find out more about joining the Strandliners family.

“Acknowledging our love for the living world does something that a library full of papers on sustainable development and ecosystem services cannot: it engages the imagination as well as the intellect. It inspires belief; and this is essential to the lasting success of any movement.”

George Monbiot