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Surfers Against Sewage Autumn Beach Clean

Surfers Against Sewage Autumn Beach Clean

Help clean the beach on Sunday!

Surfers Against Sewage, the beach cleaning movement, are holding their Autumn Beach Clean on Sunday 29 October. “We will be cleaning the stretch of beach running from Glyne Gap, back towards Hastings. You are invited to take action with thousands of volunteers nationally to help remove and recycle as many tonnes of marine plastic as possible, in order to create plastic free coastlines.” A message from Colin Derbyshire who’s organising this year’s event. Zelly Restorick writes.

We live in a seaside town. Our beaches are one of our USPs (unique selling points) and therefore it makes good common sense to look after them. In comparison to other countries and shorelines around the world, we’re lucky as we can still walk along stones, pebbles and sand – and not mounds piled high with human debris. Let’s keep it that way.

And here’s my Ideal World Vision – and I know I’m not alone in this, as I’ve encountered others who walk the beaches armed with litter picker-uppers and bags: if you go to the beach, pick up the rubbish you pass by on your walk. Doesn’t have to be every time, but now and again. It’s something that needs regular attention.

Personally, I find it hard to walk past rubbish in any natural area, as it stands out like the proverbial sore thumb to my eyes. I am sure I am not the only one, who feels that dog poo bags, crisp packets, drink bottles, take-away food packaging,  polystyrene, etc absolutely destroy the beauty of any natural space.

Rubbish on beach

Photo by ZR

Autumn Beach Clean: 29 October 2017, 11am – 1pm: Meet at The Cafe On The Beach at Glyne Gap near to Ravenside Retail and Leisure Park. For information about the event, check out the Autumn Beach Clean Facebook page – and this link for more information on Surfers Against Sewage’s beach cleaning movement, including details on water quality and plastic pollution, etc.

Posted 08:21 Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 In: Campaigns


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