Beach Buddies’ volunteers collect millions of items from the Isle of Man’s beaches every year. We also recycle large amounts of the materials we collect, including plastic bottles, tin cans, hard plastics, metals and glass bottles.
We work closely with the Isle of Man Government’s four amenity sites around the Island, and also the Suez Energy-From-Waste Plant.
Every single item we find on the beaches is used in a positive way. All the recycled items are processed for future re-use, with all other materials being sent to the Energy-From-Waste Plant to be burned to generate pollution-free electricity. All toxic gases are processed and only steam is released into the atmosphere.
We have kept annual statistics of all the items we have removed since 2013, to show how effectively our system works. You can search our News File for stories about the achievements made during this period: