40 helpers join Berrow's 'Great British Beach Clean'
40 local volunteers joined the nationwide 'Great British Beach Clean'
on Saturday (April 14th) by taking part in a litter clean at Berrow.
newly-formed Friends of Berrow Beach held its second clean-up, focussing
on the collection of plastic rubbish.
group also collected scores of nurdles - small plastic pellets about
the size of a lentil - which are used each year to make nearly all
our plastic products but, sadly, many end up getting washing up
onto the UK's coastline, pictured below.
Berrow group is led by Honour Greenslade, Sue Meads and Tracie Philpott
with the support of Coastal Community Officer Tanya Cox from the
Litter Free Coasts & Seas project.
pictured with Tanya, told Burnham-On-Sea.com she was delighted
at the turnout and the amount of plastic litter collected.
added: "We had over 40 volunteers tackling the rubbish buried
in the sand dunes and found a great haul of nurdles too."
thing that becomes so apparent when cleaning the beaches is that
there is no away in 'throw away'. Everything that we chuck out ends
up somewhere and if its not disposed of properly, it is likely to
end up polluting the environment."
all need to take responsibility for the waste we produce; limit
it where possible and always dispose of it properly - preferably
by recycling it."
a plea from us: don't be embarrassed to pick up that bag or bottle
or straw you happen to pass - you might just save the life of something
trying to live peacefully in our seas."
group has thanked Keedwell Transport and NK Sports for donating
new hi-visibility vests to its volunteers.
Co-Op in Berrow and Boots in Burnham have also recently pledged
their support, giving supplies and first aid kits to the group.
those joining Berrow's beach clean on Saturday was Burnham-On-Sea
author Damien Boyd, the best-selling author of the DI Nick Dixon
Transport and NKSports kindly donated 50 hi-visibility vests to
the group and here they are pictured being received by Honour Greenslade