Marine litter is one of the biggest threats to marine life and to nearby coastal communities. 90% of marine litter that floats on the surface of the water is plastic. Plastic pollution in the oceans has caused several garbage patches to appear. Marine debris damages wildlife mainly through entanglement and ingestion, and affects coastal communities by contamination and health hazards.
P1 Marine Foundation strive to reduce marine litter by minimising waste on the beach and educating others on its negative impacts.
The Beach Clean will take place on Friday 14th September on Chesil Beach in Weymouth at 11.00am. Volunteers who join in the clean-up will be provided with equipment and a litter will be recycled where necessary and every item recorded on data sheets.
Volunteers can register here to join in.