Who we are

Founded in 2012 and incorporated in 2018 as a community interest company, Strandliners is an all-volunteer grassroots organisation based in East Sussex. In 2019, Strandliners’ local volunteers committed over 820 hours of their own time to the war on plastic.

Strandliners’ dedicated teams, 6 to 20 in number at each event, have included: a geologist, a TV presenter, an architect, an engineer, a yoga teacher, mums, dads, their sons and daughters, and many more. Our common cause is to identify the toxic waste we pick and trace it to its source: domestic, agricultural, shipping, industrial, medical and commercial.

We engage “polluters” as stakeholders not adversaries. It’s a cross-community effort. If we work together, we all have a better chance of turning back the plastic tide. 

Andy Dinsdale

Executive Director

Strandliners’ Executive Director, Andy Dinsdale (pictured), has been leading riverbank- and beach-cleans since 2004 and regularly represents the organisation at national and international marine conservation conferences. He shares governance responsibilities with co-directors Dominic Manning and Amanda Snowdon.

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Our funders

STRANDLINERS CIC has received generous support from Rother District Council, Rye Town Council, Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm, Sea-Changers, The Rye Fund, Jempson’s, Break Free From Plastic US, Sussex Community Foundation and individual donors like you. Thank you for your help.