About us

Clean Ocean Project

Clean Ocean Project

When Wim Geirnaert came to Fuerteventura in 1993 the Northshore with its beautiful waves and volcanic scenery became his playground. At that time, the beaches were filled with waste, both what would wash up from the sea, but also due to people using it as a dumping place for their garbage. Something had to be done and instead of pointing fingers, Wim decided to take action. He invited his friends and together they cleaned the beach in Cotillo. Clean Ocean Project was born.

For the last 22 years, the organization has removed tons of trash from beaches all over Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Morocco, Brazil, El Salvador, Cabo Verde, and Belgium. Besides cleaning the beaches, the goal of the Clean Ocean Project is to educated people about the issue of ocean waste and create awareness towards more sustainable living.

„Everybody is part of the problem - and the solution. Do your bit, be part of it.“

Wim Geirnaert, Founder

Meet the Team

  • Wim Geirnaert

    CEO & Founder

  • Lærke Heilmann

    Project Manager

  • Lara del Arco

    Store Manager

  • Jaime Coll Barbel


  • Alejandra Rodríguez Morales


  • Ezequel Navío Vasseur


  • Daniel Bastos Arencibia


  • Paulo Varela

    Ambassador - Cabo Verde

  • Gonzalo

    Ambassador - Almería

  • Till

    Webdesign & Development

  • Jo Grimm


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It’s time to take action!

We are all part of the problem and the solution. Get involved and help us keep the ocean clean.