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Tue Apr, 19

Sandwich Bay Beach Clean - 22nd June

Here at TW Services we always like to ensure that we are supporting our local projects and community. We are thrilled to be organising a beach clean at Sandwich Bay, in the beautiful town of Sandwich.

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We have registered as official organisers with the Marine Conservation Society, and our first beach clean and survey will take place on the morning of Saturday 22nd June 2019. We aim to encourage as many volunteers as possible and many of our staff will be helping out too.

To register and take part click here

Help clean up Sandwich Bay and be part of a global movement turning the tide on marine litter. Local Marine Conservation Society volunteers need your help to ensure local beaches remain clean and safe for all. Sandwich Bay will be receiving a thorough clean as part of Beachwatch, the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) beach clean and litter survey which aims to highlight the issues of beach litter around the UK’s coastline. As Local Beachwatch organisers, TW Services would like to see more volunteers than ever before lend a hand to make this latest clean of Sandwich Bay the biggest yet. Our first event takes place on 22nd June, starting at 9am, and it promises to be a fun and informative social occasion.

The tide of litter washing up on our shores is not just unpleasant to look at, it can harm and even kill some of our best-loved marine wildlife. Over 170 species including seabirds, turtles and whales have mistaken marine litter for food and actually eaten it, which in many cases has resulted in starvation, poisoning and ultimately a slow, painful death. Plastic packaging and discarded fishing nets also injure, entangle and drown some of Britain’s favourite marine animals, including seals and dolphins. MCS surveys have recorded a steady increase in the amount of beach litter since 1994. The four main sources of litter found on UK beaches come from the public, fishing, sanitary waste (particularly cotton bud sticks) and shipping. We want people to come down to on and take part in an event that will not only make the beach look great, but will also help MCS identify where the litter comes from and try to stop it at source.

MCS Beachwatch results are vital in turning the tide on litter. They have helped influence changes to laws on the disposing of waste at sea, and resulted in investment in better sewage treatment at the coast. Local beach cleans like the one at Sandwich Bay all help towards highlighting this serious issue.

To register and take part click here

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