Beach cleans have been a core part of Plastic Free North Devon since we started. As well as tangibly making a difference to our local beaches they have proved a fantastic opportunity to educate and empower.
Another unexpected benefit is the sense of community and purpose they create – beach cleans are not just good for the planet but good for our wellbeing as well!! More recently we have taken our beach clean model “upstream” with events running in villages, towns and along riverbanks. Ultimately we hope to prevent plastic waste getting into the local environment but for as long as it does we will continue to run our cleans. In 2018 more than 1000 people attended our beach cleans removing over a ton of plastic rubbish. We plan to do even more in 2019!
We would love to see you at a beach clean sometime – keep an eye on our Facebook page or sign up to our newsletter to find out dates of the next one.
You don’t have to attend an organised beach clean to have an impact. Carry out a #2minutebeachclean every time you are at the beach. Every piece of plastic picked up ensures it is not harming wildlife.
You can also go to the Keep Britain Tidy website to see where other beach and park cleans are happening across the country.