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  • Winter beach clean-up with BeachTech

    Laupheim, 06 March 2007. Looking out the window at this time of the year – at least here in Europe – beach cleaning is probably the last thing one would like to think about... But especially the winter storms wash ashore large amounts of driftwood which give the beach operators a hard time in spring. Beach cleaning is not an issue for the summer time only. Especially now, during the winter, ...

  • A Few thoughts on prepping to buy a beach cleaning machine

    With the beach cleaning season coming up fast in the northern hemisphere, we thought it would be helpful to post two of the most helpful articles from beachcleaner.com for prepping to buy a beach cleaning machine. Asking a potential merchant the right questions can save a lot of frustration later when the season is already ...


    By H. Barber & Sons, Inc.

  • New Zealand cleans up beaches during Seaweek

    Environment Minister Trevor Mallard has taken up the Seaweek challenge to clean up New Zealand beaches, and helped with a clean up at Oriental Parade beach today.  'Seaweek – which includes beach clean ups around the country - is a terrific opportunity for New Zealanders to enjoy their marine environment, to think about its future, and to consider what we can do to ensure our seas stay healthy ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Surf rake cleans blue flag beaches

    Several beaches in Britain were recently awarded Blue Flag status for their cleanliness and safety. In a news segment, local authorities mention how the SURF RAKE has helped them improve their beaches over the years (see 53 seconds in) and helped them secure this highly regarded ...


    By H. Barber & Sons, Inc.

  • BeachTech – a professional on the beach

    A successful season ends in Europe and is about to start in the Southern hemisphere Laupheim, 10.11.2006. When the business year of the Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG ended on 30 September, the European summer season of 2006 ended as well. It was a successful season that showed that committing to well-tended beaches is very much 'in fashion'. For many years now, beach operators in ...

  • Oil Disaster: BP orders 25 BeachTech™ beach cleaning machines

    After a series of successful tests and proof-of-capability demonstrations on Gulf coast beaches, BP purchased 25 BeachTech™ beach cleaning machines. BP, the City of Gulf Shores, and BeachTech conducted multiple tests and evaluations over a two week period in adapting beach cleaning machines to the challenge of removing oil from beach sand. The extensive testing ...

  • Recap of the Folly Beach Clean-up and Food Packaging Summit

    SPI’s Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee (FDCPMC) recently hosted its Fall 2016 Food Packaging Summit in Charleston, SC. The event kicked off with an effort to give back to our host city, in keeping with SPI’s zero waste mission, by clearing waste from nearby Folly Beach.  Twenty-five of our energetic volunteers combed the shore for two hours and removed more ...

  • EPA To provide nearly $10 million to clean up beaches across the nation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will provide $9.8 million in grants to 38 states, territories and tribes to help protect the health of swimmers at America’s beaches. The agency also launched an improved website for beach advisories and closings, which will allow the public to more quickly and easily access the most current water quality and pollution ...

  • PistenBully and BeachTech together on the beach? – They make things safe!

    BeachTech beach cleaners eliminate in cooperation with PistenBully toxic algae off a beach. This special purpose in beach cleaning takes place in Brittanny - France. Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG impresses once again as an absolute specialist with its PistenBully vehicles in the mountains to groom ski slopes and cross-country tracks, and with BeachTech machines for cleaning beaches around the ...

  • Thailand resort beach blackened by oil spill

    Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea despite continuous attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline, officials said Monday. Tourists on Samet island were warned to stay away from the beach marred by inky globs as hundreds of workers in white jumpsuits labored to scrape the sand clean and remove the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Medical Waste Closes Some New Jersey Beaches

    TRENTON, New Jersey, September 4, 2007 (ENS) - Officials along the Jersey shore closed several beaches Sunday after medical waste, including syringes, began appearing in the nearshore water and on the sand. Most of the waste was found on Monmouth and Ocean county beaches. No one has yet identified the source of the waste and there were no reports of injuries. State environmental officials are ...

  • Chicago`s Oak Street Beach contaminated with asbestos

    The Illinois shoreline and Illinois Beach State Park have a long history of asbestos contamination, so as the 2008 beach season opens on Lake Michigan, a conservation group is advising beachgoers how to minimize inhalation of cancer-causing asbestos fibers. For at least 20 years, asbestos fibers were released daily and carried southward by Lake Michigan's currents from the Johns-Manville ...

  • Beach structure explains persistence of 1989 oil spill

    In 1989 a large oil tanker famously ran aground off the Alaskan coast, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the waters of the Prince William Sound. Over 20 years later oil still contaminates some of the nearby gravel beaches. A recent study suggests it is the physical condition of the beaches that has caused the oil to persist. This research could provide guidelines for remediating ...

  • Surf rake beach cleaner aids in hurricane cleanup

    Even though Hurricane Sandy occurred several months ago, the cleanup effort is still in full swing and will continue for some time to come. The beach cleanup process includes returning sand back to the beach, removing large debris, and purifying the sand with a beach cleaning machine.  In the video bellow, the SURF RAKE partners with a rock rake to purify sand after it has been returned to ...


    By H. Barber & Sons, Inc.

  • BPF helps to prevent plastic pollution on beaches

    The British Plastics Federation has launched a guidance manual to help reduce the amount of plastic pellets polluting beaches. The manual called Operation Clean Sweep – Plastic Pellet Loss Prevention will provide factories and plants with information on how to prevent plastics polluting the environment. Although it is not completely clear how the pellets reach the ...

  • EPA provides environmental monitoring of Maine’s coastal beaches

    With the summer beach season in high gear, EPA’s New England office is awarding a US$252,220 grant to help support the Maine Healthy Beaches Program to continue efforts to monitor water quality conditions at Maine beaches to ensure that people enjoying the beach are also enjoying healthy water conditions. This EPA funding was made available through the federal Beach Act of 2000, which requires ...

  • Washington State Will Rid Beach of Oil-filled Shipwreck

    OLYMPIA, Washington (ENS) - Work resumed this week to remove the wreck of the SS Catala from a beach at Ocean Shores. The Washington state Department of Ecology expects that all oil and any other pollutants will be removed by the end of the summer. Then the remains of the rusty, skeletal hull will be taken from the beach and recycled. The Catala came to rest on a spit at Damon ...

  • The European Regional Development Fund in Poland (EFRE) co-finances a beach cleaning machine

    The Regional Development Fund for the region of Pomerania in Poland, the "Activity of Regional Operational Programme for Pomorskie Voivodship", includes EU support from the years 2007 to 2013 and has about 1.3 billion Euros in total available. The EU support by the EFRE amounts to 885 million Euros. Intention of the EU investment This operational regional programme is the first ...

  • CMS H2O SI EXPANDS IT’S BIOREMEDIATION DIVISION AND INTRODUCES AN ORGANIC SOLUTION TO OIL CLEAN UP ON BEACHES AND IN WETLANDS.

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - June 4, 2010 – In an effort to assist the firms and governmental agencies involved with the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill tragedy, CMS H2O Systems International, Inc. (CMS H2O SI) has released its CMS line of bioremediation products specific for oil spill remediation. CMS 200 is a proprietary, ...

  • Palm Beach County to Receive $300,000 to Clean up and Redevelop Contaminated Brownfields Sites

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Palm Beach County will receive $300,000 to clean up and redevelop contaminated brownfields sites in Florida. Nationally, approximately $13.2 million in supplemental funding to help transform communities by cleaning up contaminated Brownfields properties. Supplemental funding of the Revolving Loan Funding (RLF) will be given to 31 ...

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