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. Organise a beach clean
  2. Help stop the plastic tide
  3. Visit the beachwatch website
  4. Join a beach clean
  5. Get involved in the 'Waitrose Beach & River Clean-up'
  6. Download the Great British Beach Clean Report 2019

Did you know?…

To date, our beach cleans have removed over 11 million pieces of litter

Plastic has been found in the stomachs of almost all marine species including fish, birds, whales, dolphins, seals and turtles

Every day millions of microplastics enter the sea from personal care products such as scrubs and toothpastes

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