Our cleanup work started 2014 and year 2016 was the year when we started to measure and count how much garbage we collected. As we can tell by our own statistics it is less and less garbage to collect every year on the places we return to. We believe the reason to be that we have cleaned a old garbage that has been here for a long time and once it is gone it is only the new garbage we need to collect. Old plastic is very fragile and you can tell it has been there for a long time.
2016 – 1018 kg garbage = 48 garbage bags
2017 – 3618 kg garbage = 202 garbage bags
2018 – 8532 kg garbage = 702 garbage bags
2019 – 6062 kg garbage = 433 garbage bags
2020 – 3780 kg garbage = 270 garbage bags
2021 –3146 kg garbage = 226 garbage bags
2022 – 3542 kg garbage = 253 garbage bags
Up until year 2023 we have collected about 29 698 kg waste i.e. more than 29 tons of garbage, 2 134 bags to be precise. This is equivalent to at least 188100 litre of waste- a bathtub contains 150 litre. This means that we have collected more than 1422 bathtubs with ocean debris.
We also arrange public beach cleanups that you can join or if you would like to arrange a cleanup with your friends or organization you can use the online map www.strandstädarkartan.se to register what and where you have been and get help to collect your bags if you wish to. You can also contact us if you have any questions or read more about our sustainability work here.
We have been awarded the ‘Kranmärkt’ label! We take a stand for the environment by saying no to bottled water. Instead we serve and drink fresh, good for you, locally-sourced tap water. No more plastic bottles means no more waste, no need for transportation, and no more pollution!’