Weston Mercury shortlisted for campaign of the year award for Cleaner Coastlines

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 April 2018

The Cleaner Coastlines campaign.

The Cleaner Coastlines campaign.

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The Mercury's Cleaner Coastlines campaign has been shortlisted for a national press award.

The campaign was launched in October last year by chief reporter Sarah Robinson, in a bid to clear the town of single-use plastics, and achieve plastic-free coastline status for Weston.

The Mercury has worked alongside Weston Chamber of Commerce and North Somerset Council, and has been supported by schools, individuals, businesses and Weston Town Council.

Weston is edging closer to receiving the plastic-free status from Surfers Against Sewage.

The Mercury’s efforts have been recognised, and Cleaner Coastlines is one of six newspaper projects to be shortlisted for campaign of the year at the Regional Press Awards on May 18.

It is up against campaigns by the Manchester Evening News, South Wales Echo, Glasgow Evening Times, Hexham Courant and Dundee’s Courier & Advertiser.

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