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Carrier bag charge helps to fund beach clean

Adam Elman, Head of Plan A at M&S, and Marine Conservation Society members weighed over 31 bags of rubbish found at the M&S Big Beach Clean-Up, Glyne Gap Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex. The haul of litter weighed in at 127kgs.


25.4.14

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Adam Elman, Head of Plan A at M&S, and Marine Conservation Society members weighed over 31 bags of rubbish found at the M&S Big Beach Clean-Up, Glyne Gap Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex. The haul of litter weighed in at 127kgs. 25.4.14 � Richard Eaton 07778 395888 SUS-140429-111235001

More than 130 locals helped clear 31 bags of rubbish from the seafront as part of a beach clean-up.

The well-meaning Wombles descended on Glyne Gap for the Marks & Spencer’s Big Beach Clean-up, which was organised in tandem with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

The M&S Big Beach Clean-up is part of M&S’ Forever Fish campaign which is funded by the profits from the 5p carrier bag charge in M&S foodhalls.

Volunteers included Bexhill MP Greg Barker, the deputy mayor of Bexhill, students from Bexhill College and representatives from a host of community groups.

Litter pickers collected everything from wrappers, tin cans and pieces of rope to more unusual items like a shopping trolley, half a dozen tooth brushes, a comb and a lobster pot. All in all the 31 bags of trash weighed in at 127kg.

Robert Harford, store manager at M&S Bexhill, said: “We were absolutely delighted with the turn-out for this year’s Big Beach Clean-up and would like to thank everyone who gave up their time to help tidy Glyne Gap. The clean-up is all about bringing the local community together to help protect marine life and the environment, and it was fantastic to see so many people working together, having fun and supporting such a great cause.”

 

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