Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Clean Up

We're happy to report that the beach and the surrounding area was cleaner than we've ever seen it! 

From clean ups which brought in up to 30 bags of rubbish about 3 years ago, we've slowly watched the litter diminish to days like today when only 4 bags or so were filled - and that's including a tour of the car park too! Knowing that people are respecting the land so much more nowadays feels pretty damn good. 

Well, it may be time to spread our wings to different areas of the island in search of places in greater need...

Any suggestions? Do let us know; drop us a line at or add us on Facebook.

Thanks to everyone who turned up today, despite the wind and the rain ~

Stay tuned for the next one :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Return of the Clean ups

Where: Għajn Tuffieħa

When: Sunday, 28th Oct from 2 - 5pm

For more details check out our Facebook event.

As always, bags and gloves will be provided. However, we do recommend you bring your own gardening/heavy duty gloves if you can.

Catch you on the sand!

Where is Malta ~ the beach.

Check out this short video made by some of our volunteers; thanks guys!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer break

That's Rubbish volunteers!! I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have joined us on a cleanup this past season. The summer swelter has kicked in and we will resume these cleanups come end of September.

For those of you who are interested in the That's Rubbish Branches Out project (see Facebook group That's Rubbish Branches Out!) I will be in touch beginning of September to further guide you. Luckily our beaches are better taken care of in the summer months which allows us to take our gloves OFF and kick back. That's Rubbish will be distributing FREE BEACH ASHTRAYS this month (YAY) Thanks to Central Cigarette Company for sponsoring them. BUTT'S over n OUT... Have an EPIC summer ;0)) x

Beach ashtrays!

Yay! Sponsored Beach Ashtrays from The British American Tobacco company. We've got 5000 of these babies to hand out for FREE. Pick ur BUTT'S UP!

Corona Extra saves the beach

That's Rubbish was sent out to clean the beach voted dirtiest by all of you! A SAVE THE BEACH initiative sponsored by Corona Extra. The beach ironically enough voted the filthiest was Pretty Bay in Birzebbugia.

Yup, we sure did put the Pretty back in the bay so here's a cheers to all the pretty ears who heard our shout out for volunteers at Corona Extra Malta Save The Beach cleanup @ Pretty Bay The Bay.

The amount of cigarette butts in the sand was INTENSE! Put your BUTT'S OUT in a responsible place. Each cigarette BUTT takes 12 YEARS to decompose, each one of those years toxins are released into the enviornment. Serious Stuff. Start with where you Stand. Roger.

Thanks to the Save the Beach initiative for taking the time out to give our beaches some much needed attention!

Friday, May 25, 2012

St. Joseph School at L-Ahrax tal-Mellieha

Today's clean up was sooo much fun! We had 70 girls from St Joseph's school with us, and the saying 'the more hands the merrier' proved as true as words possibly can... they were singing and laughing and were truly shocked at the amount of rubbish left behind at the Ahrax camping ground.

We saved a chair from a tree, the girls found about 3 dead hedgehogs and we found one decapitated little bird ( i think it was a sparrow) along with multitudes of plastic and bullet shells.

Thanks to all of you from St Joseph's School, especially to @ Manya Russo for putting so much work into getting it altogether! Big shout out to Kim of Birdlife for coming down and informing the girls on the endangered speices we are trying to protect, as well as the regular volunteers who pitched in!

We filled 28 Recycle Bags, 40 Garbage Bags and even recorded a contender for the next Green Eurovision song!! Hope to see you all again on more clean ups.. Pura Vida!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Malta's 3rd Annual Ocean's Initiative European Wide Cleanup


Another Great Day! We had such an impressive turnout today for our European Ocean's Inititative Cleanup... and even more impressive was how spotless the beach was.

All the same we managed to fill up 13 Garbage Bags and 15 Recycle Bags. Looks like we may have to cut them ties with my favourite beach soon and clean up other areas in need!

TODAY you all made MALTA proud, such a great representation of Ethical Beings. THAT'S RUBBISH lives on through all of you, GRAZZI HAFNA!

PS. We took plenty more pics if you'd like to check them out!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Malta's 3rd Annual Ocean's Initiative European Wide Cleanup

Where: Għajn Tuffieħa 

When: Saturday, 24th March between 14:00 - 17:00

Coming by bus? Hop on the Number 23 leaving Valletta at 12:30pm.

For more details check out our Facebook event.

As always, bags and gloves will be provided. However, we do recommend you bring your own gardening/heavy duty gloves if you can.

Ghajn Tuffieha by Seren Ozcan

We hope to see you there! :) 

One Tribe Saves The Seas on Feb 25th

Thanks to the Get Up Stand Up Crew for a great gathering at the beach today for our clean up...

We all gathered together as one with some local refugees and had a lovely day in the sun. 

Get Up Stand Up crew

The far end of the beach was in a bit of a state, but it didn't remain that way for long... as our Beach Cleanin Ninja's pulled on their gloves and got down to the dirty work.

No matter how old we get, boys always love getting muddy.

We found lots of wood washed up from the sea and plenty of plastic bottle caps, although I have seen the beach in much worse of a state. We got down right dirty and full of clay but that was half of the fun...

Ann enjoying her first That's Rubbish clean up!

That's Rubbish/Get Up Stand Up managed to fill 15 Rubbish bags and 5 recycle bags. It feels great to know you've saved that much more from going back into the sea.

We were pleased to get a visit from Nicole Kil Nielsen who works for the Green Party/EU Parliament in France. Her support was very much welcomed and she was so happy to see such an initiative taking place that she even wrote about this to the EU Parliament! Yay!

Romina, one of our most dedicated regulars!

Green is the New Black.. Stay tuned for our 3rd Annual Ocean's Initiative Cleanup on March 24th!

Today's team!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

That's Rubbish on the Travel Channel

Last year we had the pleasure of meeting the three man crew of the new Travel Channel show 'The Ethical Hedonist', which revolves around a passion for travel; the ethical way. The first episode of the series is set here, on our very own sunny island, where we were asked to take them along on one of our clean ups. 

You can check it out for yourselves on the Travel Channel with the upcoming air dates on the right hand side of the page. You'll also be able to watch sections on ethical eating and filming with our friends from Birdlife Malta.

It was a great pleasure meeting you Bob & Co, and many thanks for having us! 

New Year's Clean up

That's Rubbish is back in action at the beach, and boy did it need a good clean. The winter currents have done their worst and dragged in heaps of plastic which littered the entire beach. 

Within two hours we had collected 12 recycling bags full and 9 with other waste. 

Despite not being able to get rid of all the tiny plastic pieces strewn over the rocks and sand, the bay looked miles better once we were done with it. Every item we stopped from getting pulled back out to sea is one less hazard to our Mediterranean sea life! 

Thanks to everyone who came along, both old and new volunteers - it was great fun spending the afternoon with you all :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

That's Rubbish! on MaltaToday

That's Rubbish kicking off the year with an article on Malta Today. Michelle speaks about how it all began, what we do and why - do take a look!

PS. Here's a quick reminder about our next clean up this Sunday, 8th Jan at Ghajn Tuffieha from 12:00 - 14:00. If you can't bring a friend along, you'll be sure to make a new one by the end of the afternoon :)


Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Beach Clean up!

Where: Għajn Tuffieħa 

When: Sunday, 8th January between 12:00 - 14:00

Coming by bus? Hop on the Number 23 leaving Valletta at 10:20.

For more details check out our Facebook event.

As always, bags and gloves will be provided. However, we do recommend you bring your own gardening/heavy duty gloves if you can.

We hope to see you there! :)