Join Weston beach clean to complete plastic-free coastlines objective

PUBLISHED: 17:30 09 December 2017

Bags full of plastic at the end of the last beach clean.

Bags full of plastic at the end of the last beach clean.


A beach clean will be held at the end of December, and it will be a pivotal step in securing Plastic-Free Coastline status for Weston.

The first beach clean, held in October as part of the Mercury’s Cleaner Coastlines campaign, attracted more than 130 people.

The next one will take place on December 30, from 10am to noon, although a location has not been decided upon yet.

The aim of the campaign, run with the Weston Chamber of Commerce and North Somerset Council, is to secure accreditation from Surfers Against Sewage to make Weston plastic-free town.

MORE: Weston Town Council supports plastic-free motion with unanimous vote.

Two of the five objectives needed have already been fulfilled, and a second beach clean will meet a third requirement. The next step is for businesses, schools and community groups to get involved and remove single-use plastics.

To share any success stories, email and join our Cleaner Coastlines Facebook group.

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