The UK’s leading marine charity, Marine Conservation Society is urging people who love the coast and enjoy nothing better than strolling barefoot along the beach to do their bit in the worldwide fight against marine litter.
The conservation society will be running it’s 20th annual Beachwatch Big Weekend beach cleaning event from September 20-23.
The charity hopes this years clean up will put the UK in the top 20 of the 100 or so participating countries and regions which take part in the International Coastal Clean-up during the same weekend every year.
MCS Beachwatch officer, Lauren Eyles said: “In the last 20 years beach litter has steadily risen. Our volunteers clean and survey the litter on hundreds of beaches every September, making this survey the most respected in the UK. But we need more people to host cleans at new beaches we have little data for, the clearer the picture we will have of where it comes from and what we can do about it.”
If you would like to get involved in an event that will benefit your beach, either visit www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call the Beachwatch team on 01989 567807.