May/June 2021

Would you prefer to see this?

Or this?



Please take 5 or 15 minutes to to read this guide before responding to the Government Consultation (about which type of Deposit Return Scheme will be implemented).
If we want to see fewer bottles and cans in the environment, the time is now to enable a lifetime change.
Individually we can send our thoughts on the Government’s Deposit Return Scheme consultation 
This should be our individual response, not from Strandliners.


Bottles From…
3 weeks left to make a change
(We have until 31st May)
Are you fed up with finding used drinking containers on the beach,
in the river bank, under the hedge?

We can stop this happening by sending in details of every bottle or can, glass, plastic or metal, and we can include them in Strandliners response to the Government consultation (see poster below).
All of our records may be the most important data that we have ever recorded. 
Please help Strandliners lobby for the most useful deposit return scheme.


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Future Events

With the COVID-19 guidelines changing we are beginning to organise events. There may still be changes as we need to continually assess the situation, but here is what is planned so far. 

Cuckmere and Holywell, Eastbourne Spring Water Festival

Cuckmere – microplastic & mesoplastic survey.
30 to 45 minute walk on a flat track (each way) and a 1 hour survey activity (along the river bank).  
Saturday 15th May 
10am to 10.50am
11am to 11.50am
2pm to 2.50pm
3pm to 3.50pm
There are also Marine Conservation Society (Seaweed search, Mermaid purse hunt) & Compass Arts events on at the same time, why not book a few activities together? To book, go to the Eastbourne Spring Water Festival web page and select the appropriate time.

Holywell, Eastbourne – microplastic & mesoplastic survey.
15 minute walk down & back up hill (each way) and a 1 hour survey activity.  
Saturday 22nd May 
10am to 10.50am
11am to 11.50am
2pm to 2.50pm
3pm to 3.50pm
Again, there are also Marine Conservation Society & Compass Arts events on at the same time, why not book a few activities together? To book, go to theEastbourne Spring Water Festival web page and select the appropriate time.

And also:
Dungeness (Galloways) – Marine Conservation Society survey.
30 to 45 minute walk on shingle (each way) and a 2 hour survey activity.
Please email to book a place.
Saturday 29th May, 9am to 12.30pm

Camber (change of venue) – microplastic survey (biobeads & nurdles) 
Saturday 12th June – 9am – 12noon
Please to book a place.

Past Events

River Rother Brand Audit – April 2021
Thank you to all the volunteers who cleared, transported, sorted, identified, recorded and disposed of the huge mountain of rubbish that was found in the banks of the River Rother. 

Watch this space for full details…

Fairlight Cove Clean-up and Survey – May 2021
Strandliners volunteers were back behind the berm at Fairlight Cove and after 6 sessions, approximately 45 bags of bottles, polystyrene and general rubbish were collected from the undergrowth and lagoon. This rubbish had mainly been washed in there after storms and high tides in the past.

The Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat crew set out on the last day to collect the bagged rubbish and brought it back to Pett Level for Rother District Counciland Biffa to collect the next day.

Thank you to everyone involved – Not just a cleaner beach but vital data recorded.


Spring Edition of the Fulmar

Becoming a member of Strandliners gives you an exciting opportunity to join with other volunteers doing something about the increasing level of plastic pollution in our environment that harms wildlife. Additionally, by joining you will help raise funds to develop our area of work and the events Strandliners holds, monitoring and recording plastic pollution in our communities.

Benefits also include our quarterly online magazine, The Fulmar, a monthly raffle for a seabean (and more too!).

We’d love to have you on board! Please click the button below for more information.

Comments about the first edition of The Fulmar:
“Excellent publication!”
“Thank you for the informative and high-quality newsletter.”
“A fascinating read!”
“Thank you for the magazine. It looks fantastic and it’s easy to read.”