Last Saturday members of the Unicomarine, Ecology and Habitats teams took part in the Autumn Beach Clean organised by the charity Surfers Against Sewage.
Almost 20 courageous volunteers went to Hayling Island to brave the rain and the 40mph winds, and removed ten full bin bags of waste, which included food packages, fishing nets, plastics bottles and tin cans. A well earned break followed with hot chocolate in front of the wood-burning stove in the cosy atmosphere of the Inn On The Beach.
Between the 2nd and the 8th of November, more than 150 beaches have been cleaned, and thanks to the motivated volunteers several tonnes of waste have been removed from UK coasts. In fact, last Spring 6000 volunteers removed 25 tonnes of waste! The figures for this Autumn aren’t yet available but it is believe that this Autumn has been another huge success.
With thousands of volunteers out in all weathers on our beaches, it is a great way to raise awareness of the issue of litter, as well as showing our politicians how motivated we are to live in a better environment.
Thomson Ecology are looking forward to another beach cleaning event next Spring!