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Aug 17, 2016

Great British Beach Clean 2016


Love your beach? Free 16th-19th September? Then please read on!

 

 

Last year over 1400 of you headed out to a record breaking 75 beaches in Scotland as part of the Marine Conservation Societies Great British Beach Clean – Thank You!

 

 We hope that all of you will come along again to help us turn the tide on marine litter through this incredible Citizen Science project and hopefully invite some new friends along too.

 

When and where? Throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK there will be beach cleaning events going on over the weekend of the 16th-19th of September and we hope to see you at one of them!

 

What? Beachwatch is the Marine Conservation Society’s national beach cleaning and litter surveying programme - helping people all around the UK to care for their coastline with the Great British Beach Clean being the flagship event.

 

Whether you want to become a Beachwatch Organiser for your local beach or just come along to one of our registered events you can help make a difference to protect our beautiful beaches and amazing wildlife.

 

How? For more information and to sign up please go to www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch

 

Already beach cleaning? Then we would love to hear from you and discuss the opportunities to include our simple litter survey method during your clean so we can add your data to our now 23 year strong database! This has helped bring about legislative changes to tackle litter at its source with amazing victories such as the 5p carrier bag charge. This year we are using your data to campaign for a bottle deposit return system in Scotland as there has been over a 20% increase in the plastic bottles you surveyed in 2015!

 

Even if you have never done a beach clean before then come along and try it. Be a part of the UK’s biggest beach litter survey project, helping us gather important data needed to stop litter getting into our oceans and onto our beaches in the first place.

 

We hope to see you on a beach somewhere soon!

 

Contact: Catherine Gemmell catherine.gemmell@mcsuk.org

 

  

 

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