STAY HOME. STAY SAFE. STAY POSITIVE.

Hello! Here at 2 Minute HQ we are starting to get seriously worried about YOU. We need you to stay safe so that we can continue the fight against marine plastic another day. We’ve had reports of beaches busy with people this weekend. We don’t think it’s right for anyone to go out if there is any risk to themselves or to others of being infected with Coronavirus. Please do not contribute. We have asked our Guardians and Guardian Angels to ensure that our #2minutebeachclean #2minutelitterpick and #2minutestreetclean stations are withdrawn from use today. At the very least we will remove all litter pickers and bags.

While litter picking and beach cleaning in total isolation may not be a risk in itself, we believe that now is the time for extreme caution and staying at home.

Thank you very much. We appreciate all you do for us and look forward to seeing you all on the beach in the near future.

READ: UK BEACHES BUSY DESPITE ISOLATION PLEA

How about a #2minuteunderthesinktidy?

Can’t stop cleaning up? Us too. So we’ve decided, in view of the above, to start at home. It’s a great opportunity to tidy up the attic, plant some veg, take a peek under the bed and have a jolly good clear out under the sink. Or how about reassessing your waste? Now is the time to think about how you can reduce your plastic and help to stop beaches getting clogged up with plastic waste. And, at the moment it will help our local councils by taking at least some of the pressure off. The less waste you produce, the less they have to deal with during this crisis.

Not for you? How about #2minutesofpositivity?

You may have seen that we’ve been trying to keep our spirits up lately on social media. We’ve had some fun!! Nicky, our COO has shown her hidden talent for singing in the latest one, which went out yesterday. Take a peek. She has an amazing voice!! What’s your secret talent? Show us by making a video and tagging us @2minutebeachclean and adding #2minutesofpositivity.

WATCH: Nicky’s amazing 2 minutes

Thank you and with love,

Martin and the 2 Minute Team.

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CORONAVIRUS AND THE #2MINUTEBEACHCLEAN

We are living through frightening times. In the coming weeks, events and gatherings, training and beach cleans will no doubt be cancelled and postponed. However, we’d like to remind you that you don’t need to attend beach cleans or organised clean ups to clean up the planet. Doing a #2minutebeachclean, #2minutelitterpick or #2minutestreetclean can be done on your own time, wherever you like, in your own company and away from other people if necessary. If you are distancing yourself socially, doing good things for the planet, while it’s still possible, can be a really positive thing. You don’t have to use equipment from our 800 beach cleaning and litter pick stations either, but if you do, we’d like to remind you to please do the following:

WEAR GLOVES AND WASH THEM AFTERWARDS and if you don’t have gloves, WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE AND AFTER USING THE STATIONS.

If you can’t wash your hands or wear gloves then please don’t use the stations. And if you can do your #2minutebeachclean without using our stations, do it anyway. Bring your own bag, wear gloves or use a litter picker and wash your hands afterwards.

If the Corona Virus is making you feel anxious then please understand that we feel it too. But we know, from talking to many of you over the years, that beach cleaning and litter picking can be a really positive thing. It can help to take your mind off your problems for a while. It also gets you out in nature, gives you exercise and helps the planet. And that is entirely positive too. Just remember to do it safely and wash your hands afterwards.

Thank you.

Be well.

Look after yourselves.

Get in touch for more information. And if anything changes, we’ll let you know.

With love.

Martin and the 2 Minute Team.

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