Join Plymouth’s Biggest Ever Beach Clean!

5th September 2018

The NMA will be taking part in the ‘Great British Beach Clean’ as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s 25-year-old national event! Plymouth is assembling for the city’s largest beach clean to date as part of the city’s ongoing work to tackle plastic pollution.

We’ll be kicking off Plymouth’s ten days of beach cleans by clearing up Teats Hill Beach (just outside the NMA) at 12pm on Thursday the 13th of September. All are welcome to get involved to help keep our coastline pristine. All you need to do is turn up! And don’t forget some sturdy footwear. We’ll provide bags and litter pickers.

Make a difference

As is now widely known, plastic pollution has become a massive scourge to our Oceans and can put wildlife at risk – from the tiniest plankton to humungous whales – and everything in-between! That means every level of the food chain is at risk from ingesting plastic, and once seafood lands on our dinnerplates, that puts us at risk too. That means no matter how big or small the litter collected, every piece put in the bin or recycling makes a difference to our Ocean. These beach cleans are also a great way to support Plymouth’s plan for plastics which bids to phase out single use plastics in Plymouth by 2020.

By taking part, not only will you be contributing to vital marine conservation, but also meeting new people and exploring the local coastline. Last year 718 amazing volunteers took part, let’s make sure that this year’s clean ups will be even bigger and better!

For more information on all the events and activities happening during this conservation celebration then click below!

Click here for a full list of how to get involved. 

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