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. Help stop the plastic tide
  2. Download the Great British Beach Clean Report 2018
  3. Organise a beach clean
  4. Get involved in the 'Waitrose Beach & River Clean-up'
  5. Join a beach clean
  6. Visit the beachwatch website

Did you know?…

MCS launched its Beachwatch programme in 1994

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

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

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