Tangaroa Blue Foundation

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Tangaroa Blue Foundation is an Australian-wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris, one of the major environmental issues worldwide.

Reek Keepers supports Tangaroa Blue in conducting beach clean ups on the national park areas of Orpheus Island and surrounding islands. In April 2018, 13 volunteers removed one ton of marine debris from one beach on the island. They prioritise recycling the debris as much as possible, whilst also identifying the sources of the items to understand their origins.

To successfully solve the problem of marine debris, the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) was created, an on-ground network of volunteers, communities and organisations that contribute data from rubbish collected during beach and river clean-up events to the AMDI Database, and then work on solutions to stop the flow of litter at the source.