Tangaroa Blue

Volunteers collecting rubbish

Tangaroa Blue Foundation is an Australia-wide 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. Tangaroa Blue volunteers regularly remove tonnes of marine debris from beaches during clean-ups, showing the scale of our plastic pollution problem.

They prioritise up-cycling the debris as much as possible, whilst also identifying the sources of the items to understand their origins and prevent plastic pollution from happening in the first place.

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.