Thank you for taking part in the Great British Beach Clean 2018!
Date posted: 18 September 2018
We’d like to say a super-massive “thank you” to everyone who got out on to a beach over the weekend to take part in the Great British Beach Clean. Your support is amazing and not only leaves the beaches cleaner but provides us with the data to push for change.
We are pretty sure this has been the biggest event we’ve ever run - we’ll know soon when all of the survey results are in.
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In the meantime, here are just a few highlights from the weekend
Just a few of the many highlights of the weekend:
And some not-so-great weather (Click to watch the video)…
We even had a few well known people come out to support the cause
|George Eustice MP, joined us at Gwithian||Sharron Davies MBE, was at Sand Bay||Iolo Williams cleaned up at Llandudno|
Many many more of your fantastic pictures and videos can be found on Twitter and Facebook. Just search for #GreatBritishBeachClean, #FightPlastic or #beachclean.
As a small thank you to all of our organisers and volunteers, we’re offering a discount to our ‘Big Night Out’ event at the National Museum of Wales, in Cardiff, Tuesday 6th November 2018 5:30pm. Find out more
Actions you can take
- Join a beach clean
- NGO microbead briefing paper
- Read our microbead ban position statement
- Find out more about nurdles
- Join the Plastic Challenge
- Learn about Deposit Return Systems
Did you know?…
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is thought to be 6 times the size of the UK
MCS first launched the Good Beach Guide in 1987 as a book to highlight the woeful state of the UK’s bathing waters
On UK beaches levels of litter have doubled in the past 20 years