Please join Surfers Against Sewage and Less Plastic for a beach clean on Saturday 12th November 2016 (10.00am to 11.30am).
Following on from last year’s successful Autumn Beach Clean Series which saw over 3,500 volunteers remove over 10 tonnes from 160 beaches, Surfers Against Sewage are once again calling for volunteers to take part in Autumn 2016.
Marine litter is a growing global problem. Our throwaway society has resulted in a huge increase in single-use plastic ending up in the ocean, where it harms marine wildlife when they become entangled, or ingest it. It eventually breaks down into tiny toxic particles that are eaten by fish and enter our food chain.
Less Plastic is working to raise awareness of the issues of plastic pollution and encourage people to choose reusable items instead of disposable plastic to reduce the amount of plastic waste being created, to prevent it from escaping into the marine environment.
Once plastic waste has already made its way into the ocean, beach cleans are the most effective way to tackle the issue and remove plastic pollution from the sea before it has the opportunity to harm or kill any more marine birds and wildlife.
Beach cleans are also a great way to educate the public, especially children, about what happens to our waste after we throw it away (hint: there is no ‘away’!), and why it’s important to find ways to reduce the waste we create so it doesn’t end up in the sea.
Volunteers also feel empowered after participating in a beach clean, knowing that they have done something positive to make a difference, as every piece of plastic picked up is one less piece that can kill marine animals.
South Milton Sands beach needs your helping hands on Saturday 12th November. Join Surfers Against Sewage, local business Less Plastic, and your local community for a beach clean from 10.00am to 11.30am as part of the biggest Autumn Beach Clean Series ever!
Meet by the entrance to the beach situated opposite the main car park and National Trust hut.
Everything you need will be provided. Just bring yourselves and your enthusiasm, and stay for as little or as long as you are able. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Beachhouse Cafe have kindly offered a free tea or coffee to all volunteers after the beach clean! 🙂
For more details about the event and to register your interest click here.
If you are unable to join us, or do not live local to South Devon, why not organise a beach clean or a litter pick of your own?
Even if you live inland, it is important to remove plastic litter from the natural environment as all litter makes its way to the sea via waterways.
Every piece of litter picked up makes a positive difference. Be the change you want to see in the world!