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Eneco Clean Beach Cup
by Eneco Clean Beach Life (Civil society organization)
The Eneco Clean Beach Cup is Belgiums answer to raise awareness for the plastic problem in our oceans. All Belgian Surfclubs take the lead and invite as much people as possible to help clean the beaches on the first Sunday of spring. The surfclub/coastal town that can mobilize the most volunteers wins the cup! In 2017 over 2500 volunteers helped us out.

more info: www.enecocleanbeachcup.be

The Eneco Clean Beach Cup is part of the Eneco Clean Beach Life program that aims to spread awareness for durability for the mass.

Other projects that are parts of ECBL are:
Eneco Clean Beach Class: free education package
Eneco Clean Beach Summer: Activation's/initiatives to reduce the impact of tourism on our beaches.
Eneco Clean Beach Mind: Activation's/initiatives to reduce the almost mandatory but at the same time unnecessary plastic consumption by consumers.

Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): awareness towards prevention of single use plastic consumption
  • Coastal clean-ups:
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse:
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • CO2 emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
April 2017
Eneco Clean Beach Class
July 2017
Eneco Clean Beach Summer
March 2017
Eneco Clean Beach Cup
Nov 2017
Eneco Clean Beach Mind
Financing (in USD)
30,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
In-kind contribution
Waste management, production, logistics, mediaspace
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 January - 2017 December
Eneco (Private sector) Van Gansewinkel (Private sector) Volvo (Private sector) Studio Brussel (Media) Surfrider Foundation (NGO) NRJ (Media) Nieuwsblad (Media) La Libre (Media) LDH (media) Plopsaland (private sector) West-Vlaanderen (Governement)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Netherlands, France
Contact information
Sven Fransen, Organizer, sven@enecocleanbeachcup.be, +32477236130
Nieuwpoort - Belgium
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