On 3rd August, Crowd had the honour of organising a beach clean with client and not for profit organisation Plastic Oceans. It was sponsored by zero waste shop, Almond & Co. on a perfectly sunny day at Branksome Beach to celebrate Plastic Ocean’s Trees and Seas festival which will take place 2nd-8th August.
The beaches around Bournemouth can get especially busy during the tourist seasons and still lots of people haven’t seemed to realise there are no rubbish collecting fairies on the beach. 37% of marine litter comes directly from the public (less plastic) so change needs to happen!
After a catch up with the team and a health and safety talk, we grabbed our bags and gloves, partnered up and started the walk down in the sand. 73% of beach litter is plastic so by the end of the evening we had a large collection of cigarette buts, micro-plastics, plasters, food wrappers and more.
We also found a L scrabble letter (we see it as a sign as L for litter), a rusty clippers tin and many plastic sandcastle decorations. The day was followed by a live instagram workshop with the Plastic Oceans team and finished with a pint!
From the team at Crowd, we would love for you to help spread the message of taking your rubbish home and encourage your own beach cleans!
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