About Take 3

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:

2 Responses to About Take 3

  1. Rhys Gregory says:

    Hi Tim
    Love your work! I have just spent 3 weeks on a surf boat charter in the Mentawi Islands of Sumartra and was shocked at the amount of plastic floating around these relativly un-touched islands.
    The boat i was on litraly dumped all there waste of the side off the boat, after witnessing this i tryed to stop it but then they would just dump the waste at nite while i was sleeping. To my shock i was inforemed that nearly all 60 odd charter boats in the region also did this.

    I really want this paractice to stop and was wondering where to start… how do you inform these people of the risk they are placing on them selfes and the inviroment.
    This area in particular is very popular with australian surfers so maybe i could use this as a focus point? Any help will be highly appreciated.

    Rhys Gregory

  2. I love this. I am going to start urging our youth programs to take trips to the beach to pick up their 3 and start being active. My friend’s daughter worked for NOA as a diver and went out in the ocean to reduce those huge plastic swirling areas that have started on the ocean.

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