Cleanup for Sarah

On June 16, people around the world will carry out cleanup actions in their local environment. This global effort will mark the birthday of Sarah Auffret.

AECO would like to encourage as many people as possible to use this date in June to rally together to clean up plastic litter in your outdoor environment, no matter if it is on a beach or anywhere else. This could be a community or individual effort, a social work event for staff, or an opportunity for cruise ship vessels to educate passengers further about how easily plastic waste ends up in the marine environment and what to do about it.

Already there are a number of planned cleanups on this date, ranging as far afield as Asia and Australia, Europe and North America. AECO would like to hear of any efforts made to reduce plastic waste in the environment on this date at You can register your cleanup or get involved in an organised one by visiting this interactive map:

AECO also encourages everyone to share their efforts on social media using the hashtag #CleanupforSarah.

A big thank you to Christopher Ide at Tank Design Tromsø  for creating the logo based on a photograph taken by Dr. Michelle Lin.