Kitted out for beach cleaning in Scotland
Date posted: 11 November 2020
We want to thank Zero Waste Scotland this week for their generous support with helping to keep our beaches clean. Their funding has provided our volunteers with vital beach cleaning and litter survey kits across Scotland so that we can keep Scottish seas and coastlines litter-free.
We are super excited and incredibly grateful to be receiving this kit to help us deliver some much-needed care to this beach! I can’t wait to see how the beach looks a year from now!Hannah Lee,
Zero Waste Scotland have supported us and Keep Scotland Beautiful volunteer groups across Scotland. 30 groups will receive beach cleaning and surveying kits, enabling individuals, families and young people to clean up our beaches and inland spaces, all the way from Aberdeen to the Outer Hebrides. They have been designed with social distancing in mind and will help volunteers to clean beaches safely.
Sea Champion, Hannah Lee, said: “We are super excited and incredibly grateful to be receiving this kit to help us deliver some much-needed care to this beach! I can’t wait to see how the beach looks a year from now!”
Members of St Andrews University are also one of the many groups volunteering to clean Scottish beaches. They want to hold regular beach cleans and provide important data for the Marine Conservation Society throughout the year and these kits should help with that enormously.
Last week we shared the results of the Great British Beach Clean 2020 - our volunteers (over 2,000 of you!) collected a massive 3.1 tonnes of litter from UK beaches. Almost a quarter (23.5%) of Scottish beaches surveyed during the Great British Beach Clean found face masks and gloves, proving it is more important than ever that we continue to beach clean and collect data.
Despite the ongoing pandemic our volunteers are still working tirelessly across the UK to help combat keep our beaches beautiful and litter free. In order to adapt to the smaller, private cleans necessary for social distancing, we’re investing more money into recruiting and training organisers, but we need your help. Any donations would be greatly appreciated so that we can continue to fight the plastic and litter threatening our oceans.
Click here to find out more and donate to our PPE Clean Up Appeal
See more results from this year’s Great British Beach Clean here
We’re working alongside Zero Waste Scotland and Keep Scotland Beautiful to promote the Re-use Beats Single-Use campaign. You can find more information here.