The Autumn Beach Clean

Become a Beach Clean Leader - Batten down the hatches against winter’s Plastic Pollution Storms.

Autumn is coming

Each autumn we brace ourselves against the inevitable mass accumulation of plastic pollution upon our beaches. The combined effects of the sheer volume of plastic entering our oceans each day, the ever strengthening North Atlantic hurricane season and the end of seasonal beach clean operations lead to a ‘Perfect Storm’ of plastic pollution on our beaches. Far from being summer only spaces, our coastal communities enjoy and rely upon their beaches 365 days a year.

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Taking place during the last week of October each year the Autumn Beach Clean Series extends deep into the darker, colder times when, in the absence of summer’s tourist spotlight, the health of our coastlines can slip from the nation’s mind.  It brings those of us who use our beaches year round together; uniting, inspiring and empowering hundreds of coastal communities to take action to remove and recycle many tonnes of marine plastic pollution as we seek to create plastic free coastlines.

Since 2011 you have organised

612

Autumn Beach Cleans…

in that time we’ve mobilised

16,228

volunteers…

and you’ve removed

42,898

kilos of rubbish from our beaches.

Partners

Thanks to the truly inspiring example that YOU, our beach clean volunteers set we have been able to build lasting relationships and receive support from many inspiring companies and organisations.

We are delighted to once again be working with long time lead partners The Crown Estate for the 7th consecutive year and also to continue our partnership with community building partners, Greggs; Parley for the Oceans and Ocean Plastic Bottle Recycling partners Ecover.

Together the formation of this pioneering ‘circular economy alliance’ presents an opportunity tackle plastic pollution at all levels, raising awareness and creating change from source to sea and shore to store

We’re delighted to be supporting Surfers Against Sewage for another year to help protect and enhance our coastal environment, whilst also providing a great day out for people to support their favourite beaches.”

Gary Thompson, Coastal Manager from The Crown Estate.