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Tuesday 6th March 2018

Can you guess the top items of litter found on our beaches?

The top 10 items found during the Great British Beach Clean 2017 carried out by our new charity partner the Marine Conservation Society

  1. Plastic
  2. Packets (crisps, sweets, sandwiches)
  3. Glass
  4. Cigarette stubs
  5. Caps and Lids
  6. String
  7. Wet wipes
  8. Cotton buds
  9. Fishing line
  10. Cutlery, trays, straws

The Great British Beach Clean is the biggest clean up in the UK, with almost 7,000 people taking part in 2017. On average, 718 litter items were collected for every 100 meters, which is unfortunately up 10% from 2016. 

To read the full report and find out how you can get involved please visit their website

Our beaches are sadly paying the price for our 'throwaway culture'. Keep your eyes out for more of our blog posts on this subject and ways we can combat this. 

Jessica Parrilla

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