Great British Beach Clean

Almost 7,000 people took part in the Great British Beach Clean in September 2017. Together, we removed 255,209 pieces of litter from 339 beaches, and recorded every bit for this report. See the results!

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For the first time, many of the plastics removed from events will be sorted and recycled, giving them a second life as new products. Rigid plastic and cigarette stubs collected on cleans will be turned into shampoo bottles and advertising boards with TerraCycle.

Why you should get involved

Some pictures from last year's weekend
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Pegwell Bay Blackhall rocks Browns Bay

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