If you are planning on getting out and about to the coast this May Bank Holiday, why not work in a Beach Clean as part of your weekend activities?
BSAC is encouraging members to pick up on its Marine Clean 2018 ethos and make the most of the long weekend to help turn the tide on marine pollution.
It is estimated that around 80% of all litter in the marine environment comes from the land and once in our ocean, can take tens if not hundreds of years to decompose. But in the drive to reduce marine litter, Beach Cleans can make a difference to the amount of land debris getting into our oceans.
So, whether it’s part of a family day out to the beach, a dive trip or a more organised group effort, make your trip to the coastline this weekend a chance to have a tidy up!
Little but often…Mini Beach Cleans are a simple but effective way to clean up if you can’t organise a full event and they don’t need much time. Schedule in an hour when you can and invite friends and dive buddies to join you. Clean ups can also include the roads and areas leading up to the beach…this is a great way to stop the flow of litter getting to the waterline.
Then double up your beach clean with some Beachcomber activities with the youngsters in the group and you’ve got the makings of a fun day out.
Download our free BSAC Beachcomber resources.
Be inspired to Beach Clean this May Bank Holiday with our guide to cleaning up topside.
Beach Cleans are a great way to get together as a club or family and make not only a visible difference to a favourite beach or coastal location but also a positive impact on the amount of land litter reaching the waterline.
- Mary Tetley, BSAC Chief Executive.
Do it – share it! Share your Beach Clean pictures and stories on social media using the hashtag #bsacmarineclean and be entered into the prize draw. You'll be in with a chance of winning an Apeks Regulator worth over £500! The winner will be selected at random after the 30th September 2018.