Paddle Pickup was put together by adventurers Bex Band and Erin Bastian who wanted to do something about an issue that really upset them – ocean pollution.

Plastic is a huge contribution to debris in our seas, yet can easily be reduced just by human habit. So they decided it was time for a change and to shout about what they cared about, in the best way they know how….adventure!

Bex and Erin came up with an idea of connecting conservation with adventure, leading women on world first expeditions to reduce plastic in our waters and raise awreness on this issue.

Both Bex and Erin run their own expedition companies and have seen first hand how adventure can have a lasting impact by connecting people to nature and inspiring change.


million tons of plastic dumped in our seas every year


of ocean pollution comes from land-based activities

trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean

Videos, photos and updates from the expedition: