Beach Cleans in support of George Heming's 100tonsofplastic initiative
YSC is organising a series of beach cleaning mornings throughout the summer and whatever plastic we collect will be weighed and added to George Heming's total to try to get up to his target of 100 tons.
Our first Beach Clean was on 13th April at Fort Victoria where 30 members collected 144 kg. (the weight of 2 average grown men).
The second Beach Clean was at Colwell Bay on Saturday 8th June. 15 YSC members with ages ranging from 4 to 73 turned up, armed and ready for picking up litter. The tide was out so there was plenty of beach visible and at first glance there didn't seem to be much rubbish. However, when you are on a litter picking mission you travel very slowly along the beach and before long we could see little bits of plastic everywhere. We ended up collecting 20kg of rubbish and reckon it would have been about 1,000 pieces of plastic that are now buried in landfill and not clogging up the oceans, a little step in the right direction and very pleasing to see the beach left in a much cleaner state by the time we left. We were very grateful to IW Council for arranging our bin bags of rubbish to be collected and taken to the local landfill site, a real boost and much appreciated.
Our third beach clean was at Hamstead Beach on Sunday 7th July.
The next Beach Clean is to be on Saturday 21st September 2019 at Fort Victoria.
Last updated 07:18 on 21 August 2019