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We attended the Great British Beach Clean – cleaned up a beach and ended up on TV!

The Marine Conservation Society, along with Waitrose, held a Great British Beach Clean event over the weekend of 15th–18th September. This event was a big part of the MCS’s Beachwatch – their national beach cleaning and litter surveying programme which aims to help people all around the UK to care for their coastline.

Over the course of the weekend, 1000s volunteered at one of 200+ beach events. Volunteers were tasked to collect litter from the beach and survey what they find. We took part at Eastney Beach near Southsea on Friday 15th September. To find out more about the Great British Beach Clean, or to find a future event near you – click here.


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Our beach cleaners armed and ready to go!


The team had a great time – they were armed with litter pickers, rubbish bags and a clipboard to survey the items they collected. The sun even shone for them – it was forecast to rain! The beach clean event at Eastney was even graced by a visit from Sky News and our boys featured in the news bulletin about the event. Click here to see them in action! Our photos from the day are below.

At last year’s event, a whopping 268,384 pieces of litter were collected and removed from the beaches over the course of the weekend. That is a staggering amount of litter left on our beaches. The figures from this years’ events will be available in a few months time. Many of the plastics removed will be sorted and recycled. The rigid plastic and cigarette stubs will be turned into shampoo bottles and advertising boards with the help of TerraCycle.

Litter on our beaches and in our seas puts the UK’s marine wildlife under threat; many species accidentally eat or become tangled in it. It’s also dangerous for people and it damages our tourism and fishing industries. We’re excited to have taken part and done our bit ‘in turning the tide on litter’.

To find out more about the Marine Conservation Society, why we support them and how to donate, click here.