Beyond the Beach Clean
What happens to all the litter we clean up after the beach clean? We’ve built partnerships with pioneering companies and organisations such as Environment Agency, Klean Kanteen and World Animal Protection.
Together, we’ve been able to develop mechanisms of collecting plastic pollution to be recycled into new, reusable products. During the 2017 Big Spring Beach Clean alone we collected and recycled over 17,500 plastic bottles from UK coastlines. .
Beach Cleans are just the start and whilst fantastically successful, we have to work at all levels to ensure plastic doesn’t end up on the beaches in the first place which is why we use our APPG to discuss the issue with Governments and decision makers and our Message In A Bottle campaign to lobby for change. We even encourage you to use reusable products in your daily life.
Big Spring Clean 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 partner with the Environment Agency to on the Big Spring Beach Clean 2018, as they focus on innovative solutions to tackle single-use plastic pollution in the wider environment.
The Environment Agency recently announced £750,000 for a new, dedicated team to tackle plastics pollution in the South West of England. This pioneer project will see the creation of a new Plastics and Sustainability team that will be working across Devon and Cornwall with businesses, local councils, charities and community action groups, such as Surfers Against Sewage and the Bude Cleaner Seas Project. The team will aim to reduce the amount of plastic pollution across land, rivers and the coastline. It will promote better environmental practices across industry, including a reduction in plastic waste from manufacturing, along with community campaigns to clean up pollution locally, beginning with SAS’s Big Spring Beach Clean.