Join our Beach Clean
Thursday 3rd October

Why we've started our beach cleans.

Our growing plastic problem has really been highlighted in recent years. We wanted to get involved locally, highlight the issue and help clean our beaches. The last 2 years we have cleaned Blue Flag beaches and yet filled 10's of bags with all sorts of rubbish (some with best before dates from 25 years ago) including; numerous straws, car parts, dog poo bags, toys, aerosol cans and even underwear!


Our environment is precious and we want to protect it. Living by the sea, the plastic pollution problem in our oceans is close to our hearts. We want to do our bit, and maybe help others do theirs.

...and Kev found a
dashboard of a car

...and our most unusual find goes to Alex,
who found a toy soldier.

Our oldest find,
a 23 year old crisp packet!

We are astounded (and saddened) how new it still looks and how little has biodegraded...

...and Kev found a
dashboard of a car

...and our most unusual find goes to Alex,
who found a toy soldier.

Our oldest find,
a 23 year old crisp packet!

We are astounded (and saddened) how new it still looks and how little has biodegraded...

...and Kev found a
dashboard of a car

...and our most unusual find goes to Alex,
who found a toy soldier.

  • So far we have found:

  • 100s of drinks containers.

  • 51 carrier bags.

  • 9 items of clothing.

  • 2 car parts.

  • + Many lighters, coffee cups, straws, plastic bags, 23 year old crisp packets, dog poo bags, fishing
    equipment and aerosol cans.

"Thanks for the bottle. Great idea.

I’m going to propose a ban on plastic bottles in the icon facilities, each staff member will get a Chilly bottle with their name on it.

Congrats on the beach clean."



Kevin Fogarty, MD.
Icon Scientific

"I loved my bottle. You’ve inspired me so much we are changing our letters to be on recycled paper and we are thinking how we can do more to help the environment here at Moneycorp.

Also, when I’m home in a few weeks i'm going to do a beach clean-up too."



Kirsty Garner, Head of Marketing.
Moneycorp

"I hope it went well and you had a good turnout.

Great idea – people are starting to realise the enormity of the plastic problem we are facing, but few are changing their habits. Perhaps make it regular event?

Thank you so much for my water bottle which will be really, really useful and make an impact on my plastic usage."



Clare McCulloch, Senior Marketing Manager.
RNLI

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