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Thank you for taking part in the Great British Beach Clean 2018!

18/09/2018 0 By wildfeed
Cramond 2018 GBBC

Date posted: 18 September 2018

Porthcothan Great british beach clean

 

The Little Litter Pickers - Pegwell Bay
© The Little Litter Pickers

We’d like to say a super-massive “thank you” to everyone who got out on to a beach over the weekend to take part in the Great British Beach Clean. Your support is amazing and not only leaves the beaches cleaner but provides us with the data to push for change.

We are pretty sure this has been the biggest event we’ve ever run – we’ll know soon when all of the survey results are in.

You can be the first to hear about them if you’re signed up to our Enewsletter (sign up using the box on the right of this page).

In the meantime, here are just a few highlights from the weekend

Just a few of the many highlights of the weekend:

Some great weather (Click to watch the video)… Catharine Gemmel (MCS) at Crammond

And some not-so-great weather (Click to watch the video)…

Jules on a wet beach clean

We even had a few well known people come out to support the cause

George Eustice - beach clean GBBCSharon Davies MBE GBBCIolo Williams and Justine Millard (MCS)
George Eustice MP, joined us at GwithianSharron Davies MBE, was at Sand BayIolo Williams cleaned up at Llandudno

Many many more of your fantastic pictures and videos can be found on Twitter and Facebook. Just search for #GreatBritishBeachClean, #FightPlastic or #beachclean.


As a small thank you to all of our organisers and volunteers, we’re offering a discount to our ‘Big Night Out’ event at the National Museum of Wales, in Cardiff, Tuesday 6th November 2018 5:30pm. Find out more

AGM advert 2018

Actions you can take

  1. Join a beach clean
  2. Learn about Deposit Return Systems
  3. Join the Plastic Challenge
  4. Read our microbead ban position statement
  5. Find out more about nurdles
  6. NGO microbead briefing paper

Did you know?…

Every day millions of microplastics enter the sea from personal care products such as scrubs and toothpastes

To date, our beach cleans have removed over 11 million pieces of litter

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

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