Beach Clean up - Bar Beach

We'd like the thank The Litter collective and Take 3 for the sea for organising a great beach clean up on Saturday. 

As regular beach goers ourselves we honestly didn't think our local beaches had a litter problem. After as little as two minutes of walking along the beautiful white sand however it become alarmingly apparent that there is in fact a litter problem. 

The most common findings where; 

  • Tampon wrappers
  • Cigarettes
  • Plastic straws
  • Lolly Pop sticks
  • Polysterin 
  • Paper/Cardboard
  • Plastic bags 

After an hour of collecting all the litter was sorted and documented. The pile was phenomenal, we were all very shaken by the shear amount of rubbish that had been polluting our beloved beaches. 

Did you know...

Approximately 1 million sea birds die each year from plastic and it is believed that there are 46,000 pieces of plastic in each square mile of ocean.  

What can you do to help.

There are so many ways you can help reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans

  1. Make sure you always take all your rubbish with you when you leave the beach
  2. Use the recycling bins provided
  3. If you see any rubbish on the beach pick it up! 
  4. Attend local beach clean ups (trust us you feel great afterwards)
  5. Say no to the plastic bag! Take an eco friendly bag with you instead
  6. Say no to plastic straws!
  7. Invest in reusable water bottles and coffee cups. 
  8. Become plastic aware
Hollie Newman