What a fantastic Great British Beach Clean 2017!
We’ve been blown away by the sheer number of people who’ve turned up to show some love for our beaches over the weekend.
We didn’t always have sunshine, but the smiles and sparkling clean beaches brightened up the scenery in every corner of the UK. Thank you to everybody who came out and helped make it happen.
There are so many highlights - here is just a tiny selection:
Toy soldiers turned up on several beaches #bestfind
Deborah Meaden joined us on the beach at Sand Bay
Jango the dog joined in at Alnmouth!
Catherine Gemmell, MCS Scotland Conservation Officer, provided daily reports:
Actions you can take
- Organise a beach clean
- Join a beach clean
- Download the Great British Beach Clean Report 2017
- Visit the beachwatch website
Did you know?…
Around 40% of UK beach litter can be directly sourced to the public
Globally, plastic litter has reached every part of the world’s oceans
Litter has increased by 135% since 1994, with plastics increasing by a staggering 180%
Why not join a beach clean ... or organise one?
To date, our beach clean volunteers have removed 6 million pieces of litter from our beaches and collected marine litter data to support our campaigns for cleaner seas and beaches.Learn more and join a beach clean