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….well, when I was backpacking in Borneo, in 2010!   I was heading to Turtle Island, an island with turtles on it, out from Sandakan, Sabah.  To get over there, it was a short walk through a stilt village (houses built on stilts over the water), then a half-an-hour boat trip.   The walk through the village is what got me… the plastic and rubbish was thick from being dumped out of the houses and straight into the ocean.  How is it that TURTLE island was just 2km away and below where I was walking was a good 100 metres of THICK plastic trash.  *Mind Blown * Heart Broken* As I continued to travel for that year I learnt a lot about different cultures, religions and environments. It was when I was on the back of a motorbike, cruising through Vietnam that I decided what I wanted to do… something with the…

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This baby was written by my mother duck. She was the ring leader of this epic beach clean 😀 … Here she is, my number one model! HUE, VIETNAM Visiting Vietnam was an amazing journey, filled with culture, beautiful people, amazing food and some amazing long sandy beaches. Arriving into Hue, for the second time, we discovered the beach was only a short drive away, so we locked in our group to do a Chasin Clean Coasts beach clean. Decked out in our Chasin shirts with some sacks to collect beach rubbish, we negotiated a taxi ride to the beach (which in itself is always a task and a half!). Hidden down one of those alleys, where you’re now thinking your lost in Asia(!),  we suddenly arrived to the local public beach. Surrounded by boats, nets and fishing vessels were a few small restaurants and bars facing a beautiful beach. …

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So, we hit the island, I was the guide for 16 worldly groovers and change makers….After 20 minutes of cbeach cleaning we had picked up 368 ciggy butts!

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