Beach litter is rubbish
12:36pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
SIX volunteers from Soroptimist International Barry and District cleaned Jacksons Bay beach on September 21, as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Beachwatch Big Weekend.
7kg of rubbish was collected and every item was recorded so that the main sources of litter can be identified. Amongst this year’s rubbish was 400 small pieces of polystyrene and 292 pieces of broken glass. MCS will use the survey results from this and the hundreds of other surveys that were carried out over the weekend, to tackle the sources of beach litter at national and international levels.
MCS Beachwatch Big Weekend provides a simple and effective way in which everyone can help tackle the relentless tide of rubbish on our beaches and at sea.
To find out more about Soroptimist International Barry and District visit www.soroptimist-gbi.co.uk/barry-and-district