Tag Archive for 'beach litter'

Take3 Guernsey volunteers pick-up Petit Port’s litter

January 27th, 2014 by Richard Lord

In mid-January 2014, Karen Marsh, Take3 Guernsey member, instigated a beach clean by posting on the group’s Facebook page to ask if anyone was organising one. The Guernsey volunteer group takes its name from the non-profit Take3 organisation founded in Australia in 2009, which “asks everyone to simply take three pieces of rubbish with you when […]

Guernsey Environment Department promoting four organised beach cleaning weekends

April 23rd, 2013 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The States of Guernsey Environment Department is promoting four weekends of beach cleans for volunteers in 2013. The first one takes place on Sunday 28 April 2013 starting at 11 am at L’Ancresse. This is the Marine Conservation Society’s Big Beach Clean up which is sponsored by Marks & Spencer and will take no more […]

Sure volunteers clean Cobo Beach

April 3rd, 2012 by Sure

Volunteers from Sure collected 15 bags of rubbish when the team Spring-cleaned Cobo beach. As part of Sure’s new community project on the last Friday of each month, staff will be clearing rubbish from one of the island’s beaches. Amongst the items collected at the first beach clean by the 27 staff were car parts, […]

Sure’s new community project to clear litter from Guernsey beaches

March 23rd, 2012 by Sure

Beaches in Guernsey will be cleaner this summer as part of Sure’s new community project. On the last Friday of each month, staff from Sure will be clearing rubbish from one of the island’s beaches. ‘Sure is one of the largest companies in the island and as our business and facilities have grown, we have […]

Surfers Against Sewage Big Spring Beach Clean on 24 & 25 March 2012

March 19th, 2012 by Surfers Against Sewage

SAS needs your hands on the beach on 24 and 25 March 2012. The annual SAS Big Spring Beach Clean has been removing marine litter from UK beaches for many years with the help of community volunteers. SAS are calling on the coastal communities across the British Isles to join them for the SAS Big […]

M&S joins Marine Conservation Society to clean British beaches

March 14th, 2012 by Marks and Spencer

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is encouraging its customers to sign-up to become big beach cleaners and help the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) clean Britain’s beaches and protect our seas. The first ever M&S Big Beach Clean-up, organised by the Marine Conservation Society, will take place between Friday 11 May and Sunday 13 May 2012. The […]

Environment Department welcomes more Beachwatch volunteers for weekend of 17 and 18 September

August 26th, 2011 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

National Beachwatch Big Weekend takes place on 17 and 18 September 2011 when hundreds of Islanders will comb Guernsey beaches as part of the Marine Conservation Society survey, organised locally by the States of Guernsey Environment Department. Volunteers in Herm have also signed up and will be cleaning up and recording the debris found on […]

Barbed wire removed from Moulin Huet sea shore during Environment Department’s organised beach clean

August 6th, 2011 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The States of Guernsey Environment Department encouraged Guernsey residents to pick-up litter from the island’s beaches during the weekend of 23 and 24 July 2011.  Even though the weather was poor people did manage to fulfil their commitment to conduct a beach clean. Jan Dockerill visited Moulin Huet.  She reported that there wasn’t a significant […]

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers remove marine borne litter from the Lihou Island shore

February 23rd, 2011 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

The Guernsey Conservation Volunteers cleared marine borne and local litter off the Lihou Island shore on Saturday 19 February 2011. The nine volunteers filled four large black bin bags. Two of the bin bags were filled with plastic bottles that had washed ashore. The GCV volunteers found also a crab pot, a gas cylinder, an […]

Beachwatch weekend Chouet beach clean on 19 September 2010

September 25th, 2010 by Richard Lord

At first glance Chouet beach didn’t appear to have much litter.  Anne Sandwith found some plastic bags embedded in sand at low tide, which she asked for help to retrieve.  The tide was coming in so it was a race against time.  Only a portion of each plastic bag was exposed and in some cases […]