Cramond 2018 GBBC

Thank you for taking part in the Great British Beach Clean 2018!

Date posted: 18 September 2018

Porthcothan Great british beach clean
 
The Little Litter Pickers - Pegwell Bay
© The Little Litter Pickers

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.

You can be the first to hear about them if you’re signed up to our Enewsletter (sign up using the box on the right of this page).

In the meantime, here are just a few highlights from the weekend

Just a few of the many highlights of the weekend:

Some great weather (Click to watch the video)… Catharine Gemmel (MCS) at Crammond

And some not-so-great weather (Click to watch the video)…

Jules on a wet beach clean

We even had a few well known people come out to support the cause

George Eustice - beach clean GBBC Sharon Davies MBE GBBC Iolo Williams and Justine Millard (MCS)
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

AGM advert 2018

Actions you can take

  1. Join the Plastic Challenge
  2. Read our microbead ban position statement
  3. NGO microbead briefing paper
  4. Join a beach clean
  5. Find out more about nurdles
  6. Learn about Deposit Return Systems

Did you know?…

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

Litter has increased by 135% since 1994, with plastics increasing by a staggering 180%

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