Martin Dorey, Bude’s founder member of the 2-Minute Beach Clean (now the 2-Minute Foundation) has received the MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for his services to the environment and recycling.

Big congratulations to Martin.

The 2-Minute foundation says:

In 2007, our founder, Martin Dorey, found a beach knee deep in plastic waste, bottles and fishing gear. He vowed there and then to do something, anything, to make a difference. He organised beach cleans and set up The Beach Clean network, a not for profit dedicated to putting beach cleaners in touch with organisers.

Martin’s online #2minutebeachclean campaign began in 2013 after furious Atlantic storms battered the beaches of his hometown, Bude in Cornwall. Our first #2minutebeachclean stations were placed on 8 Cornish beaches in 2014. We now have over 1000 in the UK and Ireland.

We became a charity, The 2 Minute Foundation, in October 2019.