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Take part in the Great British Beach Clean

25 July 2022

Take part in the Great British Beach Clean

The Great British Beach Clean is a week-long citizen science event, where hundreds of beach cleans take place across the UK between 16th and 25th September 2022.

Participants are asked to run a litter survey, recording all the items of rubbish they find in a 100m stretch. This data helps drive the conservation work of the Marine Conservation Society and also feeds into the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC).

The information from previous Great British Beach Cleans has been used to make a positive impact on our oceans - including the introduction of the plastic bag charge, banning microplastics in personal care products, better wet wipe labelling, and supporting a tax on single-use plastic items.

Check the Marine Conservation Society website to see if there are any events already taking place in your community – or you can organise your own Beach Clean if you live on the coast.