Kayak for free in return for collecting litter

Kayaking at sunset

GreenKayak works to reduce the amount of waste floating in our coastal waters. The idea is simple – volunteers get free GreenKayak trips in return for collecting rubbish. GreenKayak also shares knowledge, and helps people of all ages get out on our beautiful oceans and take action.

It's estimated that between 1.15 and 2.41 million metric tons of plastic enters the ocean every year via rivers.



  • You are able to enjoy an outdoor activity for free in return for waste collection
  • Suitable for beginners


  • Does not address the source of the plastic pollution
  • Only suitable for people who can swim
  • You must have your own insurance

Making a difference

So far, volunteers have collected 24,367kg of ocean waste on their kayaks!

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: Joshua Ness