Volunteers clean up Burnham and Berrow’s beaches

PUBLISHED: 11:00 15 June 2018

Volunteers gave their time on Saturday to help pick up waste from Burnham and Berrow's beaches.

Volunteers gave their time on Saturday to help pick up waste from Burnham and Berrow's beaches.

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Litter Free Coast and Sea volunteers helped to clean up rubbish from Burnham and Berrow’s beaches on Saturday for World Oceans Day.

Nearly 50 volunteers helped to pick up waste from the beaches in an attempt to highlight the amount of single use plastic making its way into the ocean.

Litter Free Coast and Sea’s coastal officer, Tanya Cox, said: “Saturday marked another great turn out for our community beach cleans in both Burnham and Berrow in support of World Oceans Day.

“Beach cleans are a fantastic way of seeing the problem first hand, now we are faced with everyday items mounting up along the coast like cotton buds, crisp packets, straws and takeaway boxes – it should make people think about the way they view plastics and how we should focus on reducing our plastic use.”

World Oceans Day has been encouraging people to protect rivers and seas since 1992.

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