International Coastal Cleanup Day 2020

This year, we celebrate International Coastal Cleanup day from September 19 to 27 with clean-ups above land and underwater.

To magnify the impact of citizens throughout Portugal, the Oceano Azul Foundation challenged all organisations, both institutional and informal, to celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day and World Cleanup Day by organising and participating in cleanup actions throughout the country. For the first time, this year the Foundation also invited Dive Centres to participate in clean-ups, removing marine litter from the sea floor.

Cleanup sites are chosen with the focus to collect marine litter on beaches and waterways, including dive locations as well.

Do you belong to an organisation, municipality, or dive centre? Register your action!
Do you want to participate in a cleanup? Search the map for an action near you and contact the organisation of your choice,

The Oceano Azul Foundation welcomes Portugal’s increasing collective effort to defend the ocean, and seeks to support the empowerment of the country’s citizens in their efforts to clean the country’s coastline and waterways for this year’s International Coastal Cleanup Day.

Blue: Underwater Cleaning  |  Green: Land Cleaning



Underwater clean-ups in partnership with


About International Coastal Cleanup Day

Over 30 years ago, coastal communities rallied together with the common goal to collect and document trash on their local beaches, giving birth to the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD). Since then, the cleanup has grown to an international scale, gathering volunteers from over 100 countries around the world to participate in a powerful and inspiring action to clean their local beaches and coasts.