Spring Clean: Join Surfers Against Sewage in big plastic clean-up

Spring Clean: Join Surfers Against Sewage in big plastic clean-up

Rubber gloves on everyone, prepare to rid the country of plastic waste

Surfers Against Sewage

From 6-14 April 2019 marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is organising a national spring Beach, Mountain and River Clean with thousands of volunteers cleaning some 400 beaches and 60 rivers across the UK, tackling plastic pollution before it reaches our coastlines. And they'd love you to join them

The Big Spring Beach Clean is the UK’s biggest beach clean event, mobilising volunteers at locations across the country. And this year, mountain cleans are included for the first time, alongside beach, river and city locations.
 
Data recorded shows more than 70 per cent of plastic pollution in the sea comes from the land, and this year's volunteers are being asked to make an audit of the waste collected so SAS can work out which types of plastic are the most discarded and which areas need urgent action to reduce plastic pollution.
 
It's hoped more than 30,000 people will clean up their local areas in groups between 6-14 April. The Big Spring Beach Clean is the UK’s biggest co-ordinated beach clean activity, which has brought together over 150,000 volunteers over the past five years, contributing a laudable two million hours of volunteer time to protecting and conserving our beaches. 
 
Hugo Tagholm, CEO of Surfers Against Sewage, says everyone can enjoy taking part in a spring clean near them. 'We can all be ocean guardians from our summits to the seaside, from our river banks to city streets. Register your event today.'
 
Individuals can find their nearest clean or volunteer to lead their own at www.sas.org.uk or by emailing beachcleans@sas.org.uk. All Clean Leaders will receive a Big Spring Beach Clean kit, a limited edition SAS insulated Hydro Flask, a step-by-step guide to organizing their clean, along with support and guidance from the SAS Team in organising their event.
 
 
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