The UK's first underwater clean-up group
Collecting marine litter since 2005
Collaborating on solutions
An award winning charity helping to keep the underwater world litter free since 2005
Welcome to the website of Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners, the UK’s first underwater clean-up group. Whilst litter washed up or left on our shoreline can be seen, the same cannot always be said for marine litter that is below the surface of the ocean. Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners are volunteer divers with a passion for carrying out clean-up dives, raising awareness of the impacts and working on collaborative solutions. The registered charity has carried out over 300 clean-up dives and worked with a number of partners in the UK and overseas.
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What we find and the impacts.
NARC can be found at a number of sites along the coastline collecting litter that is often having a negative impact on the habitat and the wildlife it supports. Everything from shopping trolleys, car batteries, bikes, fishing tackle and quite literally the kitchen sink are removed by divers and recycled where possible. Please follow the links to find out more about us including what we find, images of marine litter and how it can effect wildlife, how you can get involved, past and upcoming clean up events and some tips that will minimise tackle loss when angling in Pembrokeshire. Make sure you check out the news page, events calendar and our videos.
What People Say About Us
“NARC volunteers do a superb job of clearing the seabed of litter including miles of angling line, bucket loads of lead weights and 100’s of fishing pots. The litter if not cleared can kill and damage marine life. Public awareness of the damage caused by marine litter is needed and NARC plays a key role in promoting the awareness through their work.”
Kate Lock, Natural Resources Wales (Skomer Marine Conservation Zone)
Sue Burton Pembrokeshire SAC Officer (Special Area of Conservation)
Simon Preddy Keep Wales Tidy
John Local Fisherman
Fiona Howie, Campaign for National Parks Chief Executive
Chrysanthos Chormpas and George Spyropoulos, Loutraki Divers, Greece