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

Did you know?…

UK seas and shores are places for leisure, sport, and holiday destination for millions annually

MCS launched its Beachwatch programme in 1994

Since the carrier bag charge came in across the UK, the Great British Beach Clean has recorded almost 50% fewer bags on beaches

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