Announcing the Waitrose Beach and River Clean-up

Richard Harrington By: Richard Harrington
Date posted: 16 July 2017
© Jack Versiani Holt

We’re partnering with Waitrose this year to organise hundreds of clean-up events on beaches and rivers.

Every minute,
one truckload of plastic
ends up in our oceans.
This has to stop.

MCS is partnering with Waitrose this year to organise… CleanUp

We’re running hundreds of clean-up events during our famous Great British Beach Clean weekend from Friday 15 to Monday 18 September with loads more taking place throughout the year.

Anyone can volunteer, so get involved at an event near you!

Actions you can take

  1. Help stop the plastic tide
  2. Organise a beach clean
  3. Visit the beachwatch website
  4. Download the Great British Beach Clean Report 2018
  5. Get involved in the 'Waitrose Beach & River Clean-up'
  6. Join a beach clean

Did you know?…

Over time, one plastic bottle bobbing along in the ocean can break down in to hundreds of tiny plastic pieces

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is thought to be 6 times the size of the UK

On UK beaches levels of litter have doubled in the past 20 years

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