Tim Silverwood, co-founder and CEO of Take 3, said, “Over 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the world’s oceans each year. By 2050 it’s estimated there will be more plastic by weight in our oceans than fish. 90% of all sea birds are reported to have ingested plastic – this figure is likely to be 99.9% by 2050. 80% of this pollution starts on land, so we can all help prevent this from happening.”

Tim Silverwood the co-founder and CEO of hands on environmental initiative, Take 3. Photo: Chris Prestidge

“We believe lots of small individual actions can have a big impact on the planet. The more people who join our tribe and take action, the more we can do for the world’s oceans! That’s what our ‘Ocean Love’ event series is all about.”

Artists, musicians and locals alike will come together in Bondi on the 1st of April to celebrate their shared love of the ocean and fundraise for Take 3, a not-for-profit organisation aimed at reducing plastic pollution in our oceans. Take 3 asks everyone to take 3 pieces of rubbish with them when they leave the beach, waterway or anywhere. The organisation aims to use the funds raised to deliver education programs to 300,000 school students around Australia and, with the help of their supporters, remove 3 million pieces of rubbish from the environment in the next 3 years.

The ‘Ocean Love’ Bondi event will feature a photography and art exhibition, a live and silent auction, family activities, and live music from Australian artists throughout the night. Musician Mat McHugh, who will be performing on the night, has thrown his support behind Take 3 and says that we can all make a difference - “My family live by the motto of picking up trash every day when we hit the beach. Imagine if everyone did the same!”

Tickets are $25 (kids are free) and are available to buy online here: