Crowd’s Beach Clean with Plastic Oceans

On 3rd August, Crowd had the honor of organizing a beach clean with the client and not-for-profit organization Plastic Oceans.

It was sponsored by zero waste shop, Almond & Co. on a perfectly sunny day at Branksome Beach to celebrate Plastic Ocean’s Trees and Seas festival which will take place 2nd-8th August.

The beaches around Bournemouth can get especially busy during the tourist seasons and still lots of people haven’t seemed to realize there is no rubbish collecting fairies on the beach. 37% of marine litter comes directly from the public (less plastic) so change needs to happen!

After a catch-up with the team and a health and safety talk, Crowd grabbed their bags and gloves, partnered up, and started the walk down in the sand. 73% of beach litter is plastic so by the end of the evening Crowd had a large collection of cigarette buts, micro-plastics, plasters, food wrappers, and more.

Crowd also found an L scrabble letter (they see it as a sign as L for litter), a rusty clippers tin and many plastic sandcastle decorations. The day was followed by a live Instagram workshop with the Plastic Oceans team and finished with a pint!

From the team at Crowd, they would love for you to help spread the message of taking your rubbish home and encourage your own beach cleans!

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