Please bear with us whilst the website is being updated.

We are back – and we are raring to go! 
Our first big event is a clean-up and survey of the River Rother.
See our events page for details.

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.

River Rother at Rye

One of our big upcoming projects for 2021 is a survey of the River Rother. From 6th to 16th April we will be collecting pollution from the river banks, followed by identification, sorting and recording sessions. Click here to find out how to get involved.

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…

The Government has just launched a second consultation, which gives Strandliners the chance to collect data and lobby for a deposit return scheme. Click here to find out about our “Bottles from…” campaign.

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