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

Did you know?…

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

To date, our beach cleans have removed 6 million pieces of litter

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

MCS in partnership with Waitrose

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!

Get involved now

Stop the plastic tide

Support our appeal to turn the tide on plastics.

Find out more