Beach clean appeal issued

A CALL has gone out for volunteers, to assist in removing litter from Scotland’s beaches.

The charity, Marine Conservation Society, has identified a week in September, 16-25, for the nationwide effort, which will double up as a data-gathering exercise.

Says the charity, volunteers in Scotland last year collected over two tonnes of litter, with an average of 3.46 items recorded for every metre of beach surveyed across Scotland. At last year’s Great British Beach Clean, 70 per cent of all litter collected from beaches surveyed in Scotland was made from plastic and polystyrene.

Sign up for an individual beach clean, here.

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