A UNDP study revealed that plastic waste makes up 75% of marine debris on Sri Lanka’s beaches, highlighting the need for action to tackle the issue of plastic pollution. One effective way to reduce litter and raise awareness is through beach cleanups. The Sustainable Lanka volunteer network conducts beach cleanups along the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, and their National Beach Cleanup program provides an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in protecting the ocean and beaches. The program relies on the support of volunteers, including community groups, tourists, businesses, and elected officials, to keep the coastlines clean and healthy. Sustainable Clean Lanka has emerged as a symbol of hope, thanks to the dedication of our volunteers who are taking action to protect the ocean. With the support of over 1000 volunteers, we have made significant progress in removing large amounts of litter and debris from our beaches. Some of our popular monthly beach cleanup projects are in Pottuvil Beach, Arugam Bay, Pottuvil point, Whiskey point Urani and many other affected locations.