The Big Spring Beach Clean: Head for the beach, river or mountain for the UK’s biggest clean-up

Around 30,000 volunteers at 500 beach, river, city and mountain locations across the UK are expected to take part in the Big Spring Beach Clean between 6 April and 14 April.

The UK’s biggest coordinated beach clean-up, organised by Surfers Against Sewage, will see volunteers across the UK removing plastic from natural spaces including mountains, as well as contributing to the UK’s biggest ever Plastic Pollution Audit to help further track and tackle plastic pollution to stop it at source.

Since 2010 over 74,500 volunteers have joined in the Big Spring Beach Clean at over 1,775 events across the UK. Around 152,741kg of marine litter, the majority plastic pollution, has been removed from the UK’s coastline.

Surfers Against Sewage said: “These vital community events not only remove dangerous plastics from our unique and precious coastal environment, but also indicate where action needs to be taken further upstream to reduce the leakage into and impact of plastics on our ocean and beaches.”

To find your their nearest beach clean-up visit Surfers Against Sewage website

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about sustainable lifestyle and green living for publications, and offers content services to planet-friendly businesses. Find out more at Rosamedea.com

 

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