8 employees from IT Naturally took time out to be Beachwatch volunteers to help support the work of the Marine Conservation Society and the Great British Beach Clean.
From cans to corks, wet wipes to wellies we found it all on our beach clean in Hunstanton, Norfolk.
In fact, we collected 430 items of rubbish. On average there are 385 pieces of litter per 100m of beach.
8 of us from IT Naturally, took time out to be Beachwatch volunteers to help support the work of the Marine Conservation Society, one of our chosen charities.
Beachwatch, is a beach cleaning and litter recording programme coordinated by the Marine Conservation Society. It’s been running for over 25 years and there are over 300 events all around the UK.
They take place all year round, but especially around the third week of September as part of the Great British Beach Clean.
The Great British Beach Clean is part of the International Coastal Cleanup and the data the Marine Conservation Society collects represents the UK’s entry to the Global Trash Tally.
“Our litter survey data goes into our national database, and we use it to raise awareness and run campaigns. We also use it to talk to manufacturers and governments to change policies and practices and stop litter from reaching the ocean.”
Thanks to Cameron for leading our team and to Richard, Tim, Jess, Jay, Beth, Dan, Sam & Jay for taking part.
We had to note down all the items we found in a 100m stretch of beach. Every lolly stick, lost toy or piece of plastic.
Here’s some pictures from the day and a shot of one of the recording logs to give you an idea of what we found.: