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Here at Robert Harding, we have pledged our support to the big ocean cleanup. We must keep oceans clean, safe, and protected for generations to come. So far, over 2 million KG of rubbish has been removed from the oceans.

Through supporting innovative technologies, running free educational workshops, and providing resources for schools around the world, big blue are on a million to end ocean pollution. The non-profit also sends out free clean up equipment to anyone who requests it, and this is done on a global scale from their distribution network.

Woman swimming underwater in sea among pollution by artist Malte Mueller, at

Big Blues Current Operations

Coastal Cleaning

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup’s ambassador network runs coastal cleanups all over the world. They support thousands of ambassadors with the free equipment needed to keep the places we love clean. The Big Blue Ocean Cleanup Coastal Cleanup program provides a fun and easy way to volunteer and engage with their mission to protect our oceans and marine wildlife. Volunteers of all ages, local community groups, visitors, clubs, local and corporate businesses around the world contribute to the success of the Coastal Cleaning Programme and are vital to keeping our coastlines clean. 

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Education Program

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup support and enhance ocean learning in thousands of schools each year.

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup educates and raises awareness about the importance of clean and healthy oceans for sustaining life on earth. They develop free and open source resources for teachers around the world. They inspire the next generation to take action and protect our blue planet.

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup’s objective is to offer 7 to 14 year olds with an understanding of how ocean pollution impacts on the natural world and inspire them to do something about it.

Photographer Masa Ushioda photographs almaco jack (Seriola rivoliana), offshore near Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific. By Andre Seale at

Technology Development

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup’s goal with this is simple: we want to help the brightest minds on Earth secure the momentum and exposure they need to facilitate great change in the world. Every year, millions of tons of plastic and other pollutants enter the ocean. A significant percentage of this drifts into large systems of circulating ocean currents, known as gyres. These are a target zone of much global innovation, but we avoid tunnel vision with our offerings, and love to work with people working on a wide variety of projects, some of them not yet in mainstream knowledge.

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup support engineers who are designing ways to deal with pollution: ranging from plastics to chemical corruption and wider water pollutants in order to protect the hydrosphere. It is so close to their hearts and believe it is vital to take responsibility for it and support the billions of humans that depend on Earth’s water to support their lives every day.

Scientific Research

The data Big Blue Ocean Cleanup collects is used by businesses, governments, universities, and individuals to help stop ocean pollution. Plastic debris in the environment – a problem that is drawing more and more attention. One reason for this is that plastic will never really biologically degrade and disappear from our environment but become so-called Microplastic. Microplastics are small particles ranging from 1mm to 5mm. Tons of those particles get into our natural waters and end up in our oceans.

Up to now it is not yet fully understood what physical and chemical impacts microplastic is having on any kind of living organisms. We use our nets for microplastic sampling and a tool to separate microplastic particles from sediment samples. This is based on the density separation method.

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King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus), group on the beach in front of the surf, Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands, South America. by Matthias Graben at
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