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.

To date, our Trash Tribe expeditions have removed 10.1 tonnes of marine pollution from the Australian coastline.


Cape York, August 2017

In August 2017, we returned to Chilli Beach on the Cape York Peninsula with a new tribe of inspiring and passionate young people.

The 2017 Trash Tribe helped removed a massive 7 tonnes of marine debris and plastic pollution off the 6.7km Chilli Beach – this was our biggest clean up achievement to date! You can read more about the clean up here.
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:


Cape York, July 2015

In July 2015, we undertook our very first Trash Tribe expedition to Chilli Beach in Cape York Peninsula. Over 5 days, the tribe helped remove 3.1 tonnes of marine debris and pollution from Chilli Beach.

You can watch our film from the expedition below:


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