Collaborating to boost cleanups, conservation and education
The Parley Global Cleanup Network is an alliance of organizations working together to protect marine environments from the threat of plastic pollution. Through collaborative cleanups, we intercept plastic waste from beaches, remote islands, rivers, mangroves, high seas, and in coastal communities.
As part of our global Parley AIR (Avoid, Intercept, Redesign) strategy, Parley is leading collaborative cleanups, education and conservation initiatives across Australia. The program aims to conduct more large-scale cleanups with a strong focus on remote Cape York areas.
"We have so much beauty around us and some of the most unique marine life, but reality is catching up on us fast. There is no excuse to not act, as we have all the resources necessary to protect this amazing place. If you can see the impact of plastic pollution in the Great Barrier Reef, the acclaimed best managed marine park and the largest living reef structure in the world, then you realize it has become everyone's responsibility to let go of this silent killer: Plastic."
– Christian Miller, Parley Australia Director
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Great Barrier Reef
The Parley crew found high levels of marine debris and microplastics in protected areas where corals spawn and turtles nest.
In October 2018, a silver canister containing potentially deadly poison was found and removed during an exploratory cleanup of the remote region.
Parley has led multiple cleanups to remove debris from coastal areas, river beds and mangroves in and around Cairns.
Thank you to our collaborators
Cairns Boat Hire
Small World Journeys