In September 2021, we carried out 5 surveys for the Marine Conservation Society as part of their Great British Beach Clean campaign.
Dungeness (Lydd Ranges), 18th September
This is a wonderful beach to survey, as the absence of beach visitors gives a more prelatic picture of what is washed or blown in. We identified and removed 325 items from our 100m stretch, weighing 12kg. 85.5% of the items were plastic. You can read the full report below.
Hastings (Rock-a-Nore), 24th September
This was a Clean Seas Please event. Our 21 volunteers found 520 pieces of manmade pollution in our 100m stretch, lost accidentally or deliberately by human intervention! The full report can be seen below.
Pett Level 25th, September
31 volunteers found 228 pieces in our 100m stretch. 59% of this was plastic, a relatively low percentage, following the trend of beach visitors picking up larger pieces such as plastic bottles.
Winchelsea Beach, 25th September
30 volunteers joined in. We found, in 100m…
35 pieces of tissue paper the highest recorded item.
Bexhill (Galley Hill), 26th September
This was another Clean Seas Please event.
Our 20+ volunteers found, picked up, sorted, identified and recorded 295 items in our 100m survey area, 69% of which were plastic.
The shocking ‘highlight’ was 20 separate dog poos from just this small stretch!
Dog owners beware – some of these showed ingested plastic – do be aware of what your dog is picking up.