In 2009 Tim began thinking about proactive ways in which the public could contribute to reducing the amount of waste entering the oceans. After collaborating with a group of surfers, beach-lovers and a marine biologist, the non-profit organisation ‘Take 3 – A Clean Beach Initiative’ was born.
The ‘Take 3’ message is simple: take 3 pieces of rubbish when you leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere and you have made a difference. By reducing the amount of marine debris in our environment and waterways, the impacts of marine debris on innocent organisms and ecosystems can be reduced. ‘Take 3’ empowers the general community to be proactive on the issue of marine debris, whilst reminding them to be responsible for the thoughtful disposal of their own rubbish. It will act as a portal to educate the wider community about marine debris and ongoing research/ findings about the harmful effects of plastics in the ocean.
For more information about Take 3 please visit our website www.take3.org.au and feel free to watch the short film below: