MARTIN DOREY #2 MINUTE BEACH CLEAN

Martin is a writer, surfer and beach lover. He is the founder of the #2minutebeachclean movement, an idea that originated around the same time as the storms of 2013 / 14. It has taken him on a journey he never thought he’d take and has resulted in him presenting his idea to the Blue Flag Nations conference in Holland, at the Clean Coasts Ocean Hero Awards in Dublin and at TEDx Kiel University. He regularly talks to schools and colleges to try and inspire the next generation to take up the fight against marine plastics. When he finds time to fit in his day job he writes about camping, food and adventures and has written 3 bestselling books about camping, camper vans and cooking. He also presented a BBC TV show called One Man and his Campervan and was a judge on BBC 2’s ‘Caravanner of the Year’, a show that was broadcast earlier this year. He lives in Bude, just a short hop from Crooklets Beach. “After 20 years living in the South West of the UK I have been able to see just how bad the marine litter problem is becoming. I wanted to do something to make a genuine difference and hoped that the #2minutebeachclean might inspire others to join environmental groups, join in with organised cleans and make beach cleaning part of their daily routine.”