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MBRC Foundation

Our goal? End ocean plastics for good.

At MBRC Foundation, we’re a nonprofit organisation helping make ocean waste a thing of the past through big ideas, people power and fundraising. It all starts with the simple act of cleaning up our beaches.

We’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far in our mission to end ocean plastics. But we still need you!

  • 1000000
    € raised to fund worldwide beach cleanups
  • 50000
    PET bottles and plastics recycled
  • 1300
    strong cleanup team globally

Hey, oceans, we’ve got your back.

The ocean is a vast, beautiful and deeply interconnected treasure. In short, it’s huge, and the perfect out-of-sight dumping ground for the things we no longer want.

The reality?
Over 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enters our oceans each year. And with more plastic produced in the last decade than in the entire 20th century, if we don’t act now there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050.

That’s where we come in.
In 2018, after seeing this world of forgotten waste littering once-pristine beaches on their travels, friends Sven Jacobi and Michiel Reinoud were inspired to create MBRC – a company that could disrupt how companies operate, and serve a greater purpose.

For us, that greater good is to be a voice for the oceans.
As a 100% nonprofit organisation, MBRC Foundation does this by organising voluntary beach cleanups around the globe, empowering local communities to clean their ocean fronts (and make a living from it, too), partnering with like-minded ambassadors to spread the word, and offering courses that teach the next gen to care for the oceans as much as we do.

Our Focuspoints:
1. Cleanup events
- with Volunteers
2. Cleaning Hubs
- Permanent daily Cleanups
3. Awareness Hubs
- Public presence waste recycling and plastic education
4. Academy
- e-Learning global programme for universities

Help us! See below which projects you can support now!

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Clean up events

Many hands make clean coasts!

All over the world Beach clean up events are organized by MBRC, its ambassadors and volunteers. All ocean loving enthusiasts roam the beaches in search of plastic. All plastic waste is collected, sorted, counted and taken to the appropriate recycling companies.

Pick it up. Pay it forward.

MBRC Cleaning Hubs

From wages to workwear and more, we’re working with local communities in some of the most plastic damaged regions to create permanent cleaning hubs – giving them the tools to help clean up their local beaches, now and long into the future.

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Start a conversation

MBRC Awareness Hubs

Dotted around The Netherlands and Germany, you’ll find our MBRC awareness hubs: a living, breathing community space that encourages conversation, and action, to end ocean plastics from the ground up.

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This beauty needs your brains

MBRC Academy

With our oceans, we’re in it for the long haul. And while our beach cleanups address the short-term issue of ocean waste, we’re also offering courses on ocean sustainability to equip people with the knowledge that could potentially futureproof the big blue.

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Join the Wave

Be part of the MBRC community with regular progress updates, cleanups near you and stories on our beautiful oceans.

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