Announcing the Waitrose Beach and River Clean-up

Richard Harrington By: Richard Harrington
Date posted: 16 July 2017
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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. Get involved in the 'Waitrose Beach & River Clean-up'
  2. Visit the beachwatch website
  3. Join a beach clean
  4. Download the Great British Beach Clean Report 2017
  5. Organise a beach clean
  6. Help stop the plastic tide

Did you know?…

Around 40% of UK beach litter can be directly sourced to the public

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

It’s estimated that one rubbish truck load of plastic litter enters the ocean every minute

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

Join us today

Help protect our seas, shores and wildlife

Join now