Great Dorset Beach Clean 2018
Litter Free Coast and Sea were back with the 29th annual Great Dorset Beach Clean over the weekend of April 21st and 22nd 2018. Beach cleans took place from Lyme Regis all the way along to Friars Cliff, so there were plenty to choose from.
It is a fantastic event that makes a real difference to our beaches. People taking part carry out surveys of what is found. This helps the Litter Free Coast and Sea team understand the top litter items found on our beaches. We then develop campaigns to try and reduce these items at source.
This year over 500 volunteers turned out to clear 350 bags of rubbish from Dorset’s beaches. They collected everything from single-use items like plastic bottles and drinks cans, to historical clay pipes and fishing line that had been washed up onto the shoreline.
This year there were 17 beach cleans all along the Dorset coast from Saturday April 21st and Sunday 22nd.