Great British Beach Clean

Great British Beach Clean

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Our iconic annual Great British Beach Clean has been leading the way in tackling ocean pollution for 25 years, helping make some of the most significant impacts on beach litter ever - the plastic bag charge, banning microplastics in personal care products, better wet wipe labelling, and supporting a tax on single-use plastic items.

So far we've picked up 319 tonnes of litter at our Great British Beach Cleans. 

Help us make 2019 the biggest clean-up ever!

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The data collected at Great British Beach Clean events is shared with the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC), contributing to a worldwide report on litter levels. MCS also analyses the data and uses the results to raise awareness of pollution and tackle it at source in the UK

The Great British Beach Clean includes the Great Channel Islands Beach Clean and Great Northern Irish Beach Clean.