Yesterday we had a whopping 22 volunteers joining us at our regular Whitehaven beach clean, which is fantastic! We decided to make use of the big numbers and do a Beach Watch survey of the beach alongside collecting all the litter we could find.
Together we collected and recorded 623 pieces of litter with over 60% of what we collected being plastic or polystyrene. The majority of what we found was sourced from the public, which means it was litter dropped by people – we found a lot of fast food waste, plastic bottles, cigarette butts and sweet wrappers. All of which was picked up by our dedicated volunteers before it was washed out to sea to become part of the global marine litter crisis.
The results from the survey can be found here 181017 Whitehaven North Shore – Survey 17 Oct 2018
Its fantastic to see so many people coming along to help us tackle the marine litter problem. In total we collected 25 bags of litter, lobster pots, a deck chair and part of a sofa! As always a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along to help out – especially little Archie who missed a morning at nursery to come down but had a great time.