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The Great British Beach Clean 

A photo of two women and a boy collecting litter from Felixstowe Beach

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) organise the Great British Beach Clean every September.

This iconic annual event has led the way in tackling ocean pollution for over 25 years, making significant impacts on beach litter and campaigns such as the plastic bag charge, banning microplastics in personal care products, better wet wipe labelling, and supporting a tax on single-use plastic items.

The 2020 Great British Beach Clean took place across the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB, with 13 different beach clean events staged thanks to the help and energy of 85 fantastic volunteers, including the Minding The Gap beach clean in Felixstowe (pictured).

Their efforts culminated in 1,400 metres of beach being surveyed, collecting 31 bags of litter with an average of 325 litter items per 100 metres. You can also visit the MCS website for more details.

For more information on any of the volunteering opportunities and roles within the AONB, please contact Countryside Project Officers Neil Lister or Emma Black.

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