19. Sep, 2018

Great British Beach Clean

On Sunday 16th September 17 volunteers attended the Great British Beach Clean in East Haven. It was only a week since the same 1km stretch had been cleaned when littoral artist, Julia Barton visited. Despite this, a further 16 bags of marine litter was removed which is jaw dropping and of enormous concern. All items were painstakingly recorded and uploaded to the Marine Conservation Society to inform research and knowledge about what is happening on our Scottish coasts. As you can see from the chart opposite, 86.5% of the material comprised plastic or polystyrene. Residents in East Haven are trying to eliminate the use of single use plastic items in an attempt to raise awareness of the environmental damage this waste is inflicting on our seas and wildlife.  Many thanks to all those who volunteered and gave their precious time to this great effort.