Trash Tribe

The Trash Tribe is our signature conservation project. Every year we take groups of creative and inspiring Australians on journeys to clean up some of Australia’s most polluted beaches – these beaches are all remote, making the journey a once in a lifetime experience.

After spending a week cleaning the beach, the Tribe returns to their community and creates a project to share their experience. In this way, the Trash Tribe spreads the message of ocean pollution and plastic waste to every corner of the country.

Cape York, August 2017

In August, we will return to Chilli Beach on the Cape York Peninsula. Last time we journeyed to this beach, the Tribe helped remove over 3.1 tonnes of coastal pollution off a single 7 kilometre beach – we expect to remove just as much this year!

This year’s Chilli Beach Trash Tribe includes:

Georgia, Brisbane – Economics Masters student
Matthew, Brisbane – Intrepid Landcare Leader
Steph, Sunshine Coast – Founder of eco-swimwear label, Oceanzen
Luke, Gold Coast – Graphic Designer
Caitlin, Central Coast NSW – Teacher
South Coast NSW – Founder of Boomerang Bags Eurobodalla branch
Jemma, Perth – Photographer
Mish, Byron Bay – Photographer
Portia, Sydney – Musician
Harriet, Sydney – Graphic Designer


The Chilli Beach clean up is made possible by our collaboration with Tangaroa Blue, who are supported by the Australian Government’s Improving Your Local Parks and Environment program.


Big thanks to our Brand Partners who have helped make this year’s Chilli Beach Trash Tribe expedition possible:

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