By Ocean Conservancy
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Join a global movement to keep beaches, waterways and the ocean trash free. Head out to your favorite beach and use the app to easily record each item of trash you collect. Then share your effort with family and friends.
With Clean Swell, simply “Start Collecting” trash wherever you are around the world and the data you collect will instantaneously upload to Ocean Conservancy’s global ocean trash database. These data deliver a global snapshot of ocean trash, providing researchers and policy-makers insight to inform solutions. Join the thousands of International Coastal Cleanup® volunteers who are working for a cleaner ocean by picking up the millions of pounds of trash that wash onto beaches around the world. Even check out your Cleanup history, so anytime, anywhere you can see the impact you’ve had on making our ocean a cleaner and healthier ecosystem.
* Record every item of trash you collect.
* Share your Cleanup results and impact with friends via Facebook, Twitter, and email.
* Track your total distance cleaned.
* See the total weight of the trash you collect.
* Keep a historical record of your Cleanup efforts.
* Create ocean trash solutions by contributing to a global database and helping to identify trends.
* Learn scientific facts about the impact of trash on ocean animals and what you can do to help.
What's New in Version 1.5.1
This version of CleanSwell streamlines the collection process and fixes several bugs in addition to adding the 2017 ICC badge.
No good for mass entry/large groups
We had volunteers who mentally kept track of their stats, and then were planning to just enter their data into the app all at once at the end of the cleanup, not realizing the app only allows you to click "+" for every single piece of trash that was collected. It's rather tedious to sit there and enter 255 bottle caps...It should give you both options: a counter for entering as you go, but it should also include a drop down/blank to allow you to just enter the total number of each trash item collected, afterwards (for those who don't want to hold their phones while they're picking up trash, especially while near water...).
We also didn't like how we couldn't link our smaller groups together, so that we could easily get the overall stats for our cleanup efforts.
If the app stays the same, then for next year's cleanup we're just going back to writing our stats down on data cards.
App wouldn’t work for me
I collect trash from the beach every day, so I was happy to have this app to keep track of it. Alas I have entered data for a week but the app does not let me see what I collected in the past, and never moves from Start Collecting....
The app won't submit my info when I try to register.