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Cleaning up your coastlines, one beach at a time…

May 30, 2018

Beach Clean Girl

We’ve been working with Clare, better known online as @beachcleangirl, who runs an environment conservation campaign to keep our beaches clean.

The campaign began last year when she moved to Lee-On-Solent in Hampshire and started litter picking at her local beach; each litter pick was weighed and posted on her social media sites to highlight how much waste is ruining our coastlines.

In order to push this issue further than just litter picking, she has been applying for grants and encouraging her local council to purchase more litter bins for their beaches to stop people from littering.

She has recently sited our dog bag dispensers at various locations along the seafront in Lee-on-the-Solent, so those responsible have no excuse not to pick up their dog poo. She’s also raised funds for litter picking kits to be made available for hire in various locations so the public can take part in their own litter pick.

Clare told us, “I recycle everything possible, and clean up other items that can be given to charity, you would be surprised what people leave on the beach! I have so far given three full bags to the Revitalise charity shop in Lee-on-the-Solent and a collection of dog toys and balls to our local RSPCA, The Ark.”

The @beachcleangirl pages on Facebook and Instagram have over 900 followers; her effort to keep our beaches clean has prompted a lot of discussion, action and support amongst her followers.

“I’ve been collecting litter for a local school and church group who are planning to do art projects with it and raise awareness of the plastic problem in our seas; it seems to be having a positive outcome of which I am very proud.”

Hundreds of local litter picks took place in March as part of the Great British Spring Clean campaign hosted by Keep Britain Tidy to encourage the public and local authorities to take part in a nationwide clean up. Read more about this on our news page. 

If you’re looking for equipment for your local litter pick, get in touch on 01226 352333 or send us an email to hello@wybone.co.uk